This is a very handsome shrub that, when happy, covers itself almost completely in blossoms. It is related to rhododendrons and can grow up to 9 feet tall; it grows slowly, however. The spring blossoms are bell-shaped and white to pink. and not much perfume. The evergreen leaves remain on the plant all year.
As they become ever more popular, more varieties are popping up.
Give them full sun to partial shade, rich, moist, slightly acidic soil that is well drained. If you have hungry deer around, you’ll need to take steps to protect this pretty addition to your garden – deer love to eat it!
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