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PlantFiles: Rhododendron
Rhododendron 'Besse Howells'

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Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Besse Howells
Hybridized by Shammarello; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1964

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Todd_Boland On Mar 1, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

One of the more compact Rhododendrons but very large trusses.

Regional...

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

Taft, California
Windsor, Connecticut
Spring Grove, Illinois
Littleton, Massachusetts
Ontario, New York
Brookings, Oregon
Johnstown, Pennsylvania



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