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botanical name:
Rhododendron sanctum
Rhododendron sanctum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Decidous Azalea, Shrine Azalea
synonyms:  Rhododendron weyrichii var. sanctum
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, semi-evergreen
height: 5.00m
width: 5.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
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: -20°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Ultimately large shrub, but of moderate growth rate, deciduous or semi-evergreen in mild locations. Glossy green leaves about 75mm long arranged in whorls at the ends of the branches. Clusters of bell-shaped reddish purple to red flowers in late spring.

other notes:
From Japan and Korea. Now rare in the wild.
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