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Scientific Name: Rhododendron 'Blue Diamond'
Pronunciation: roe-doe-DEN-drun
Common Name: Blue Diamond rhododendron
Family Name: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Key ID Features: Dwarf cultivar (most <1 m tall and wide after 10 years); leaves elliptic, bronze-green in winter, 2-3 cm long x 1-1.5 cm wide; flowers lavender-blue, about 4 cm wide.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Dense, Stiffly upright
Form: Round
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Garden origin, North America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Mixed shrub border, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
Blue Diamond rhododendron
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate, Spiraled
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Green, Bronze
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic
Apices: Obtuse
Bases: Obtuse
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Violet, Blue
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May, Jun

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Not showy
Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown
Leaf Bud Type: Ovoid, Scaled in two ranks

Propagation: Cuttings
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Beetles or weevils, Root rot, Rust, Scale insects,
(GAZ) GAZebo : q.4
(GAZE) GAZebo East : q.2
(GAZW) GAZebo West : q.2
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