Charles Aberconway

Rhododendron 'Charles Aberconway'
Ramillies Group (s) X Chiron Group
Flowers: 6-10/truss, tubular-campanulate, 60-80 x 30mm, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, strong red in bud, opening strong red inside
and out, unsported. Calyx 20-25mm long, strong red.
Mid-late April
Leaves: oblanceolate, 80 x 30mm, matt green, tapered at base, with a rufous indumentum when young which ages to mid-brown.
Shrub 2 x 2.5m in 40 years.
N.B. The names for these photos from Bodnant match the current label on the plant.
We would welcome it if our more knowledgeable members were to question this name and suggest an alternative.
As we all know, labels can easily move location!

Photos by Alison Clarke
Taxonomist at Bodnant Garden