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© Deeproot Plant Base
poisonous or irritant
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Compact, dwarf evergreen with small, elliptic or oblong, dark green leaves, scaly red-brown underneath. Small trusses of funnel-shaped, deep violet or blue-purple flowers often with white throats, in mid and late spring.
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil. Prefers full sun.
Introduced from southwest China by George Forrest in 1917.
Lapponica sub-section Rhododendron