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Rhododendron: Ilam and Melford Hybrids

Classification

Order: Ericales
   Family: Ericaceae
            Genus: Rhododendron
                        Specie: Rhododendron: Ilam and Melford Hybrids

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained, organically-rich, acidic soil

Features: Large, fragrant, red, yellow and orange flowers

Uses: Shrub borders Woodland gardens

Zones: 5?9

Description: Bred in New Zealand, the Ilam and Melford hybrids were created by crossing Knap Hill and Exbury hybrids with Rhododendron calendulaceum, R. viscosum and R. molle to create larger fragrant flowers. ?Dark Red Ilam?

Growth Habit: Bushy spreading habit

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