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Rhododendron
Rhododendron 'Fred G. Peste'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Fred G. Peste
Additional cultivar information:(aka Fred Peste)
Hybridized by Peste
Registered or introduced: 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Edison, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.