• Evergreen
    Narrowly elliptic leaves, glossy green above with scattered brown scales beneath
  • Yellow
    Canary yellow
  • Height
    1m (39ins)
  • Spread
    1m (39ins)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Upright, open shrub
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from strong winds
  • Partial shade

RHODODENDRON 'Saffron Queen'

 
Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£24.00 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £21.50 each
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2022

 

  • Additional Features
    Burncoose speciality
    See Burncoose Speciality group for more details
    Good to know
    R. burmanicum x R. xanthostephanum. Shallow planting is essential. Can be pruned immediately after flowering to maintain shape
    Pests & Diseases
    Vine weevils, scale insects, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bud blast.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. UK. 1948. C. Williams, Caerhays Estate, Cornwall
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Caerhays bred plants
  • Core Plants
    Rhododendron
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Ideally pH 4.5-6.0
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
Rhododendron - Care Guide
Rhododendron - Propagation
Rhododendron - Video Spotlights
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
1m (39ins)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39ins)
 

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