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botanical name:
Rhododendron 'Cool Haven'
Rhododendron 'Cool Haven' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: 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.

other notes:
Hybrid of Rh 'Chaste' x R. wardii 'Litiense', raised at Embley Park, Hampshire, in 1945.
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