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Zones 4-7, 14-17, 32-34, 39
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Partial
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Ample, Moderate
Toxicity
Leaves are poisonous if ingested

Rhododendron augustinii

Blue rhododendron
Ericaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs

From western China. This relatively small-leaved species produces trusses of beautiful blue flowers. Intensity varies by year: colder weather makes pinker flowers, milder weather makes flowers more blue. Buy plants in bloom, since some selections are more blue than others. At least 6 ft. in 10 years, can grow much larger.

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