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botanical name:
Rhododendron niveum
Rhododendron niveum © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 6.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: purple
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Attractive large shrub or small tree. Young shoots and leaves are covered with a white felty indumentum, maturing to dark green leaves, white or buff underneath. Compact rounded trusses of smoky-blue to lilac-purple flowers, dark purple inside, in mid spring.

Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil

Suitable for large woodland gardens.

other notes:
From the Himalayas of India and Bhutan.
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