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Rhododendron sinogrande
Common Name: Rhododendron Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)

Rhododendron sinogrande
Zoom In Photo: Rinus Manders

Notes:
R. sinogrande has the largest leaves of any rhododendron which can be THREE FEET LONG and ONE FOOT WIDE! Wow! Also spectacular is that the new foliage emerges copper red and shiny as if made of metal. The flowers are creamy yellow with a red central blotch. Grows to six feet in 10 years. Protect from winter cold snaps and do not plant in windy areas! From India, Burma and China. Photo borrowed from: http://www.hirsutum.info/rhododendron/species/detail.php?id=473

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Indian Subcontinent
Native Habitat:
Coniferous forests in alpine regions, Rhododendron thickets; 21003600 m. SE Xizang, W Yunnan [NE Myanmar].

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom ColourRed 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeEarly Spring 
Spread3-5'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen Burgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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