Rhododendron 'Burton'

Hybrid deciduous azalea

Parentage unknown

A Ness Holt Hybrid


Shrub 1.2 × 1.5m in 12 years

Flowers: Loose trusses of 8-12, widely tubular funnel-shaped, large, single flowers. Flowers are 50mm long × 62mm wide with 5 wavy-edged lobes; deep purplish pink in bud, opening deep purplish pink inside and moderate purplish pink outside; with a dorsal blotch of vivid orange; stamens pink; calyx 2mm long, brilliant yellow-green



Foliage: Leaves are 74mm long × 25mm wide, elliptic, wavy-edged, glossy above, apiculate at apex, cuneate at base; hairless. Good autumn leaf colour. Deciduous

Other information: A Denny Pratt hybrid raised in about 1986 as DP 118; registered by Ness Botanic Gardens in 1998. Unlikely to be commercially available

Registration painting

Registration photograph

Location: Ness