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PlantFiles: Rhododendron
Rhododendron ponticum 'Variegatum'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: ponticum (PON-ti-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegatum

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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
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Patent Information:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive daryl On Jul 18, 2005, daryl from vernon, BC (Zone 6a) wrote:

Don't know a lot about this plant just recently purchased,apparantly can be a vigorous grower 6" per annum,3-5' in height and same in width,beautiful lavander flowers,and lance shaped variegated leaves,now one web site suggested the flowers are toxic to bees and make them produce something called "mad honey"????On occasion can revert and send out a solid green chute prune immediatly,very prone to sun burn !


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

New York,

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