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Rhododendron floribundum

Rhododendron floribundum

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

6a-9b

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

3m

1.2m

Min

1.5m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Overview

Rhododendron floribundum is a rhododendron species native to North western Guizhou, South western Sichuan, and North eastern Yunnan in China, where it grows at altitudes of 1400–2700 meters. It is a shrub or small tree that grows to 2–10 meters in height, with leathery leaves 13 × 3.8 cm in size. Flowers are magenta-rose with crimson flecks and blotch at base.

Common problems

If grown in containers they can be susceptible to Vine Weevil.

    Harvesting

    Generally not harvested

    Propagation

    Cuttings

    Take softwood cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in late autumn.

    Uses

    Suitable for woodland sheltered sites in large gardens/parks. They can also be grown in large containers.