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botanical name:
Rhododendron pachysanthum
Rhododendron pachysanthum © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 2.00m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
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: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Medium sized evergreen with felty young shoots of oval to lance-shaped dark grey-green leaves covered with a brown or silver indumentum, denser on the undersides. Large trusses of broadly bell-shaped, white to pale-pink flowers, sometimes spotted inside, in March and April.

Best in full sun.

other notes:
Introduced from Taiwan by John Patrick in 1972.
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