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Rhododendron 'Cool Haven'
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shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
poisonous or irritant
part shade, shade
moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -8°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
Compact, bushy evergreen with ovate, glossy dark green leaves, up to about 10cm long. Very attractive, well formed trusses of funnel-shaped, faintly fragrant, pale yellow flowers, slightly pink flushed on the outside and spotted crimson inside, in mid spring.
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil in part shade.
Hybrid of Rh 'Chaste' x R. wardii 'Litiense', raised at Embley Park, Hampshire, in 1945.