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botanical name:
Rhododendron 'Ostara'
Rhododendron 'Ostara' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Rhododendron dauricum 'Ostara'
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.80m
width: 1.80m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Small to medium sized evergreen with small leaves. Early flowering with attractive rosy-pink flowers in March or April.

Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil in part shade and a sheltered position..

other notes:
"Ostara" is the pagan spring equinox festival, celibrating new growth, birth, fertility and the sowing of seeds, adapted by Christian tradition to become Easter.
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