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Rhododendron 'Fred G. Peste'

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Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Fred G. Peste
Hybridized by Peste; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1986

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
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:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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 Apr 14, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Fred G. Peste rhododendron is a must have! the flowers are brilliant red. the new foliage is covered in creamy-beige tomentum which gives way to shiny smooth leaves. The undersides remain covered in creamy indumentum. Essentially, the foliage is attractive year-round. Nice compact habit, this shrub forms a rounded mound.

Regional...

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

Edison, Washington



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