Homebush AGM

Rhododendron 'Homebush'

Hybrid deciduous azalea

Parentage unknown

Knap Hill Azalea

AMT 1950, AGM (1969, 2002) 2012


A shrub growing to about 1.5m in 10 years, eventually reaching 3m

Flowers: Tight rounded trusses of 14-16 open funnel shaped, semi-double flowers. Flowers are 30mm wide; vivid purplish red with paler shading; lobes acute, slightly recurved; no stamens, style prominently exserted


Not scented

Foliage: light green. Good autumn leaf colour; deciduous

Other Information: Easy to grow; will thrive in a sunny position. Commercially available

Photo: Philippe de Spoelberch

Location: West Sussex

Photo: Andy and Jenny Fly

Photo: Philippe de Spoelberch

Photo: Philippe de Spoelberch

Location: Halifax
Photo: John Weagle

Location: Wilgenhof
Photo: John Weagle