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Rhododendron ponticum

Family: Ericaceae

Native to: East Mediterranean, Ireland, Naturalized Britain, Western Mediterranean

Sentiment: beware

Plant

Type: shrub

Forms: clumping, erect

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 26 feet

Max width: 9.8 feet

Flower

magenta/purple, violet

Leaf

green

new growth distinct

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, hummingbird

Plant part consumed by birds: insects, nectar

Bird uses plant for shelter or cover or cavity: shelter

Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: light shade

Propagates by: seed

flowers in spring

Soil acidity: acidic

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zones: zone 6 to -10 f, zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: -10 to +30 °F

Water: regular