Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: May
Hardiness: fully hardy
Marvellous full trusses of white, funnel-shaped flowers with yellow or greenish-brown markings in late-spring and dark green leaves, retained all-year. This lovely, old hybrid rhododendron is understandably popular, due to its tolerance of poor or near-neutral soil. Compact and robust it's ideal for growing on a boundary, for use as a windbreak or screen.
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.