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Rhododendron ponticum

Latin name: Rhododendron Ponticum

Plant type: Shrub

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Sun/shade: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Soil type: Clay, Loam, Sand

Months of flowering: May, June

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Flower colours: Purple

Petals: 5

Arrangement: Cluster

Highly invasive and on Schedule 9 of Wildlife and Countryside Act – is an offence to allow it to spread into the wild