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botanical name:
Rhododendron dauricum 'Midwinter'
Rhododendron dauricum 'Midwinter' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, semi-evergreen
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: purple
main season: Winter
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Very hardy, deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub. Small elliptic, dark green leaves, coppery in autumn. Trusses of funnel-shaped, violet-purple flowers, opening very early from January to March.

Needs well drained acid soil and shelter, especially when young.

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