Golden Sunset AGM

Rhododendron 'Golden Sunset'

Hybrid deciduous azalea

Parentage unknown

Knap Hill, Exbury pre-1948

HC 1958 AM 1956 AGM 2012


A shrub up to 1.5-1.75m in 10 years, eventually reaching 4m

Flowers: Trusses of up to 30 funnel-shaped, single flowers. Flowers are 65mm long × 80-90mm wide; vivid yellow, tinged red, with a vivid orange-yellow blotch; lobes wavy-edged

Late May

Not scented

Foliage: Leaves are 100mm long × 45mm wide; light to mid-green, slightly tinged bronze. Good autumn leaf colour, deciduous

Other Information: This azalea was raised at Exbury but was introduced by Waterer’s Nursery

Easy to grow; prefers a lightly shaded situation. Commercially available

Location: West Sussex

Photo: Andy and Jenny Fly

Photo: Millais Nurseries

Photo: Jim Inskip Archive

Photo: Jim Inskip Archive