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Rhododendron oreotrephes


Rhododendron oreotrephes is a floriferous rhododendron with bluish leaves that smell of warm spices with notes of cinnamon and pine.

Rhododendron oreotrephes is an upright, floriferous rhododendron with bluish leaves that have a glaucous underside. This shrub is slow-growing and will reach five feet in ten years. Leaves are aromatic and smell of warm spices with notes of cinnamon and pine. New growth is purple. Prefers acidic soil conditions.

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Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-9

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour: Purple

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Sunny edges of mixed forests.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southeast Asia

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