Deciduous azalea

Rhododendron luteum

Deciduous azalea - Rhododendron luteum

Common Name: Deciduous azalea
Genus: Rhododendron
Species: luteum

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 4.00 m (400 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 4.00 m (400 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: Bronze, Gold, Green, Red, YellowFlowering Period: May & June

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

Sweetly scented yellow funnel shaped blooms in May and June and mid green leaves which take on vivid bonfire shades in autumn. This vigorous deciduous azalea looks great planted in a mixed border with other evergreen trees or shrubs. As long as it's given moist well-drained acid soil it will tolerate full sun.

  • 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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