Rhododendron 'Ledsham'

Hybrid deciduous azalea

Parentage unknown

A Ness Holt Hybrid


Shrub 1.75 × 0.75m in 12 years

Flowers: Loose trusses of 8-10, widely tubular funnel-shaped, single flowers. Flowers are 45mm long × 50mm wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; buds pale greenish yellow, flushed moderate yellowish pink, opening inside white flushed strong pink, outside flushed light purplish pink; vivid yellow blotch on dorsal lobe; calyx 5mm long, brilliant yellow-green


Slightly scented

Foliage: Glossy green leaves are elliptic, 18-60mm long × 10-25mm wide; flat, apiculate at apex, cuneate at base, hairless. Good autumn leaf colour. Deciduous

Other information: A Denny Pratt hybrid raised in about 1986 as DP 106; registered by Ness Botanic Gardens in 1998. Unlikely to be commercially available

Location: Ness