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botanical name:
Rhododendron 'Crest'
Rhododendron 'Crest' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Rhododendron 'Hawk Crest', Rhododendron 'Hawk'
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 2.50m
width: 2.50m
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
Evergreen with an open habit and medium sized, glossy dark green leaves. Loose trusses of large funnel-shaped, pale primrose yellow flowers, orange-yellow in bud, in mid spring. One of the best yellow hardy hybrids.

Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil in part shade.

other notes:
Exbury hybrid of Rh 'Lady Bessborough' x R. wardii.
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