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botanical name:
Rhododendron hemitrichotum
Rhododendron hemitrichotum © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: April
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Small shrub with small obovate-lanceolate leaves about 2.5cm long. Abundant small funnel-shaped flowers of pale pink or white with darker pink edges, opening from bright red buds in April.

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

other notes:
Introduced from southern China by George Forrest in 1919.
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