Williams rhododendron

Rhododendron williamsianum

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Williams rhododendron (Rhododendron williamsianum)
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Genus:  Rhododendron
This rhododendron from China is quite unlike most of the better known species planted in gardens today. Its leaves are small, oval and, when young, bronze. Dainty-looking, pink, bell-shaped flowers bloom in spring. Williams rhododendron reaches just 5 feet tall and almost as wide, making it a nice choice for beds and borders in a shady area.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Small egg-shaped leaves on light colored branches. Pink bell-shaped flowers. New growth is bronze.
Care:  Provide sun or part shade and acidic, woodsy, rich, moist but well-drained soil. Plant shallowly.
Propagation:  Root cuttings in late summer or fall, or layer in fall.
Problems:  Powdery mildew, bud blast, rust, leafy gall, petal blight, root rot, lime-induced chlorosis, vine weevil, whiteflies, leafhoppers, lacebugs, scale insects, caterpillars, aphids.         

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Shade,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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