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Gardening in the Rainy Zone.
Rhododendron kiusianum 'Miyamakikoshi'
Sunset zones: 4-6, 15-17.
USDA zones: 6-9.
Heat zones: 9-6.
Height: 18 inches (45 cm).
Width: 2 feet (1.8 m).
Two to three lavender flowers on trusses.
Semi-evergreen, 1/4-inch, mid green leaves.
Full sun to part shade.
Humus rich, acidic soil.
Lightly prune for symmetry after the shrub has finished flowering.
Rainy Side Notes
This dwarf shrub is easy, reliable and beautiful year round. The small bush tends to stay evergreen in a protected spot that receives sun in the afternoon in my garden. It stays low to the ground making its horizontal spreading habit ideal for a flowering ground cover. Use in containers or for bonsai culture.
Photographed in author's garden.