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Botanical names:
Rhododendron yedoense f. poukhanense Accepted
Rhododendron yedoense var. poukhanense Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 3-6 feet
Plant Spread: 6-12 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Semi-evergreen
Broadleaf
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Lavender
Pink
Purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Layering
Other: Tissue Culture
Pollinators: Bumblebees
Bees

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Posted by Cyclaminist (Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on May 2, 2015 11:39 PM

This azalea is very winter-hardy in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I've got a plant that has sat out in a pot for two winters, and though several other plants I had in pots died last winter, this one hasn't suffered significant die-back. I need to plant the poor thing in the ground, though. It's evergreen and has lovely little leaves, pointy at the leaf-stem end and rounded at the other end, and with veins and little reddish hairs.

My plants have flowers of a very striking shade of deep almost magenta purple, a color I haven't seen mentioned online.

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