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botanical name:
Rhododendron augustinii
Rhododendron augustinii © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: blue
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Open, bushy evergreen shrub or small tree with small mid to dark green leaves. Trusses of broadly funnel-shaped, blue or lavender-blue flowers, spotted green-brown inside, in April and May. Reasonably fast growing.

Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil. Will grow in full sun.

Excellent for woodland gardens.

other notes:
Named after its discoveror, Augustine Henry and indroduced by Farges in 1899.
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