Rhododendron 'Golden Torch'
'Bambi' x ( griersonianum x 'Grosclaude')
(so griersonianum, yakushimanum, dichroanthum ssp.
dichroanthum, facetum and
haematodes ssp. haematodes)
Waterer Sons & Crisp 1972
HC 1977, AMT 1984, AGM (1993) 2012
1.2m by 1.5m
10 year height/spread: 0.8m/1m
Flowers: compact trusses of about 14 salmon pink buds opening pale yellow with petaloid calyces.
Leaves similar in size to haematodes, smooth and
matt with no indumentum. Compact growth except in deep shade.
Recognise by: growth habit and matt stiff leaves.
More than one clone is in circulation. Try to buy in flower. Some forms fade badly. Easy to root and
free flowering. Good in full sun.
Photo: Liz O'Neill