Little Neston

Rhododendron 'Little Neston'

Hybrid deciduous azalea

Parentage unknown

A Ness Holt Hybrid


Shrub 1.0 × 1.2m in 12 years

Flowers: Loose trusses of 10-15, widely tubular funnel-shaped, single flowers. Flowers are 53mm long × 55mm wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; vivid greenish yellow in bud, opening light yellow inside and pale-yellow outside; vivid yellow blotch on the dorsal lobe; stamens pink; calyx 5mm long, brilliant yellow-green



Foliage: Leaves are elliptic, 60mm long × 15-25mm wide, wavy-edged, apiculate at apex, cuneate at base, glossy above, hairless. Good autumn leaf colour. Deciduous

Other information: A Denny Pratt hybrid raised in about 1986 as DP 112; registered by Ness Botanic Gardens in 1998. Unlikely to be commercially available

Registration painting

Registration photograph