Vireya Rhododendron (Rhododendron 'Simbu Sunset') in the Rhododendrons Database

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Bright orange with lemon-yellow throat
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Layering
Other: Tissue Culture
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Preferred depth: Shallow, with root ball near soil surface or on slight mound.

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