Rhododendron 'Loderi Pink Topaz'
fortunei ssp. fortunei x griffithianum
(AGM 2002 removed 2012)
5m by 8m
10 year height/spread: 2m/2.5m
Flowers: enormous somewhat floppy trusses of
about 12 pink buds open to very large (14cm
across) pale pink flowers with noticeable green
spots in the throat and some pink veining. Very
Elliptic glabrous mid green foliage more similar to
griffithianum but with purple petioles.
Recognise by: the petioles; the truss and flower
size and the far reaching fragrance; the greenish
spots on a pale pink flower identify this clone.
Needs grafting. Reliably pink, and the darkest from
the original cross. 'Georgette' and 'Irene Stead' are
Except possibly for 'King George' and 'Venus' the
clones of Loderi have become very mixed up in