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AZALEA - DECIDUOUS pontica
(Rhododendron luteum) - honeysuckle yellow, still the best scented deciduous azalea
- Attract Bees: Bee loving trees and shrubs
- Burncoose Specialities: Azaleas
- Design your own garden: The woodland garden
- Plants by colour: Yellow
- Plants for specific locations: Woodland Gardens – Woodland Plants
- Plants for specific types of garden: Scented Plants
- Plants beginning with 'A'
- Search Caerhays Garden Diary for more info & pictures
Deciduous - oblong to lance-shaped, mid-green leaves 5-10cm (2-4in) long. Good autumn foliage colour.
Height - 4m (13ft)
Spread - 4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - open habit. Produces funnel-shaped, sticky flowers 3.5cm (1½in) long in trusses of 7-12
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Full sun - prefers full sun.
Additional Features - Burncoose speciality - See Burncoose Speciality group for more details
Good to know - attractive to bees and other insects.
Pests & Diseases - see header AZALEA - DECIDUOUS
Place of origin - syn. Rhododendron luteum. Eastern Europe to Caucasus.
Burncoose specialities - Azaleas
Garden Location/Conditions - Woodland garden
Hardiness - Fully hardy
Is Scented Plant - Scented flowers - very fragrant.
Seasonal Interest - Spring
Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving
Fertile moist well-drained soil - leafy, humus-rich.
Wildlife - Bee friendly
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Ericaceous Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser
Specially developed organic concentrated seaweed feed for ericaceous plants that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™ Ericoid.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5