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Plant Species of the genus Ledum

Information about this genus
Name: Ledum
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: These plants grow best in neutral to acid soil that is slightly wet, rich in humus and has good drainage, preferring shade or part-shade. Annual mulching with leafmold or other organic material is recommended. Propagate from seed sown in autumn or spring, by layering branches in autumn, or from half-hardened cuttings in late summer.
Description: The 3 or 4 evergreen species of this genus, closely related to Rhododendron, grow in damp woodlands and wet swampy areas in higher latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. They are all bushy shrubs, flowering in spring with masses of small white flowers.

Specie Vernacular Zone
groenlandicum 2-8
Ledum glandulosum 2-8
palustre 2-8



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