Little Neston

Rhododendron 'Little Neston'
Deciduous azalea
"Ness Holt Hybrid" 1998
parentage unknown; DP 112
Shrub 1.0 × 1.2m in 12 years.
Flowers: single, 10-15/loose truss, broadly tubular funnel-shaped, 53 × 55mm, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, vivid greenish yellow (2A) in bud, opening light yellow (10C) inside and pale yellow (12D) outside; vivid yellow (14A) blotch on the dorsal lobe; stamens pink; scented. Calyx 5mm long, brilliant yellow-green (149C).
Foliage: elliptic, 60 × 15-25mm, wavy-edged, apiculate at apex, cuneate at base, glossy above, hairless.
Good autumn foliage colour.

Registration painting

Registration photograph