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Pacific rhododendron

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Rhododendron macrophyllum

Evergreen Shrub

Height: 25 ft.

Availability: Medium

Growing ease: Medium

Moisture req.: dry - moist

Exposure req.: part shade - shade


Plant description:

It grows 15-20' on average. The leaves are 6 inches long and are rather flat, evergreen and smooth on the underside. The flowers can be rather large clusters of rosy pink and rarely white. It can be used as a thicket or wide, evergreen hedgerow. It blooms best on forest edges but is known to bloom in dark forest as well. Most garden rhododendron are species from Asia.

Keywords: birds, broad, broad leaf (evergreen), butterflies, fire-resistant , pink, upright, white