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botanical name:
Rhododendron fastigiatum
Rhododendron fastigiatum © Deeproot Plant Base
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family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.00m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: violet
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Compact, dwarf, dome-shaped alpine shrub with small scaly, dark greyish-green leaves about 1.5cm long. Free producing trusses of small violet-blue flowers in mid spring.

Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil. Prefers full sun.

other notes:
Introduced from Yunnan by Gearge Forrest in 1906.
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