Rhododendrons

Fruit Salad

Rhododendron 'Fruit Salad'

Hybrid deciduous azalea

Parentage unknown

A Pratt Hybrid

H6

Shrub 1.5 × 1.0m in 10 years

Flowers: Trusses of 8 tubular funnel-shaped, single flowers. Flowers are 30mm long × 45-55mm wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; buds strong red, opening moderate pink to strong purplish red/deep purplish pink, shading to light purplish pink; outside light purplish pink, shading slightly darker at margins; dorsal lobe almost entirely vivid orange-yellow, shading to brilliant orange-yellow at the margins; stamens exserted, 80mm long, filaments pale pink, anthers pale cream; style pale pink; calyx 3mm long, light green

Late June

Slightly scented

Foliage: Leaves are 70mm long × 25mm wide; elliptic; margins wavy, glossy above, acute at apex. Deciduous

Other information: Selected in about 2000 by E.G. Millais as an azalea labelled DP103 at Dunham Massey (National Trust, UK). Registered by David Millais in 2007

Easy to grow. An upright growing, late flowering deciduous azalea hybrid. Commercially available

Location: Surrey

Photo: Polly Cooke

Location: Surrey

Photo: Polly Cooke

Location: Surrey

Photo: Polly Cooke