Palestrina AGM

Rhododendron 'Palestrina'

Evergreen azalea hybrid

Kaempferi hybrid × ‘J C van Tol’

Vuyk van Nes, Holland, before 1926

Synonym: ‘Wilhelmina Vuyk’

AM 1944, FCC 1967, AGM (1969, 2002) 2012


An upright growing shrub growing up to 1m in height and 0.75m wide in 10 years

Flowers: Trusses of 2-3 large, broadly funnel-campanulate, single flowers; 40mm long × 50mm wide; white, the dorsal throat flecked with green


Slightly scented

Foliage: Leaves are elliptic 30mm long × 13mm wide, hairy. Semi-evergreen

Other Information: May need some pruning to keep a good shape. Easy to grow; commercially available

Location: Sandling Park

Photo: Polly Cooke

Location: Surrey

Photo: Polly Cooke

Photo: John Weagle

Photo: Philippe de Spoelberch