Rhododendrons

Golden Eagle AGM

Rhododendron 'Golden Eagle'

Hybrid deciduous azalea

Parentage unknown; a calendulaceum hybrid

Knap Hill 1949

HCT 1960, AGM 2012

H6

A shrub to 1.5m at 10 years eventually reaching at least 2m in height

Flowers: Domed trusses of 10-12 funnel-shaped, single flowers.  Flowers are 65 x 75mm, funnel-shaped, strong reddish orange, with orange-yellow midrib and a vivid orange blotch

May-June

Not scented

Foliage: Leaves are 90-100mm long × 40-50mm wide, bright glossy green. Good autumn leaf colour; deciduous

Other Information: Easy to grow; needs some sun. Commercially available

Location: Surrey

Photo: Polly Cooke

Location: Surrey

Photo: Polly Cooke

Photo: Seamus O'Brien

Location: Surrey

Photo: Polly Cooke

Location: Surrey

Photo: Polly Cooke