Hybrid rhododendron

Rhododendron 'Goldkrone'

Hybrid rhododendron - Rhododendron  'Goldkrone'

Common Name: Hybrid rhododendron
Genus: Rhododendron
Cultivar: 'Goldkrone'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.80 m (180 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 1.20 m (120 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Gold, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

In early summer clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers appear above the lustrous evergreen foliage. Each flower is a pale golden colour that seems to glow in the early morning light and the upper lobes are lightly freckled with reddish brown. This rounded shrub looks beautiful in a woodland setting or can be planted up in a large tub filled with ericaceous compost and placed on a partially shady patio.

  • Garden care: Avoid planting too deeply. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of leaf mould around the base of the plant each spring.

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