Arneson Gem AGM

Rhododendron 'Arneson Gem'
(deciduous Azalea)
Deciduous azalea
'C.B. van Nes' x 'Koster's Brilliant Red'
Shrub 0.9 x 1.2m in 12 years
Flowers: single, 10-15/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 70 x 95mm, 5 smooth-edged lobes; buds strong red with light yellow streaks,
opening vivid yellow in throat, shading to strong reddish orange at margins, outside strong red; slightly scented.
Early-mid May
Leaves: elliptic, 64-89 x 32-38mm, flat, slightly hairy.

Photo: John Parry

Photo: John Weagle & Ken Shannik