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botanical name:
Rhododendron 'Luscombei'
Rhododendron 'Luscombei' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
Large, broadly dome-shaped evergreen shrub. Glossy mid-green leaves. Loose, open trusses of trumpet-shaped, deep rose pink flowers in April and May.

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

other notes:
Hybrid of Rh. fortunei x Rh. thomsonii bred by Luscombe of Coombe Royal near Kingsbridge, Devon, UK, in 1880.
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