Glory of Littleworth

Rhododendron 'Glory of Littleworth'


Parentage unknown

J H Mangles pre-1884

AM 1911


Upright twiggy shrub growing to 1.25-1.5m 10 years; eventually grows much taller

Flowers: Compact, hemispherical trusses of up to 18 or more tubular funnel-shaped, single flowers. Flowers are 40-45 long × 50-60mm wide, 5 lobed; creamy orange and tipped pink in bud, opening to milk white, with a heavy, copper orange, dorsal blotch



Foliage: Leaves are lanceolate to elliptic, up to 130mm long x 30mm wide, dull, slightly glaucous green above; semi-evergreen

Other information: Azaleodendron are hybrids between rhododendrons and azaleas. Glory of Littleworth has superb large trusses of flowers that are striking. It can be long lived and will form a very large shrub or small tree in 50-60 years. Commercially available

Photo: Robin Whiting
Location: Dorset

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Photo: Polly Cooke

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