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Rhododendron luteum

Yellow Azalea

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height2m to 4m
  • Spread2m to 4m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourRich yellow, pink, orange
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Rhododendron luteum (Yellow Azalea). This species will grow about 1.5m tall, the leaves are about 8cm long and elliptical. The flowers are funnel-shaped and 6cm long, they are usually deep yellow, sometimes suffused with pink, orange or red.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Specimen

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH4.5 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

There are many species but they all share the same general cultivation needs. They will need loose open, well-aerated, acidic soil with plenty of humus to retain moisture. In wet areas or gardens with alkaline soil you should plant them in raised beds.

Propagation

Propagate by simple layering, dropping or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Yellowing leaves are usually caused by poor drainage, excessively deep planting or lime in soil. Weevils and powdery mildew may also cause problems.

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