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Rhododendron 'Dr. A. Blok'

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This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
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Description

Rhododendron 'Dr. A. Blok' is a compact evergreen flowering shrub.  It has bright pink funnel shaped blooms.  It grows best in acidic soils in a location with light shade.   Typically, the maximum height  and width this plant will grow is to about 7 feet (2.13 m) by 7 feet (2.13 m).  Makes a great addition to a shady border, as a low hedge or an accent plant.

 

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#evergreen#light shade#shrub#acidic soil#pink flowers#spring flowers#shrub border#spring interest#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
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#evergreen#light shade#shrub#acidic soil#pink flowers#spring flowers#shrub border#spring interest#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rhododendron
    Family:
    Ericaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green leathery foliage.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Hedge
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting (not in horses), diarrhea, weakness, cardiac failure
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Grayantoxin
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No