Rhododendron 'Queen Elizabeth II'
Idealist x Crest
(so fortunei ssp. fortunei, wardii ssp. wardii,
campylocarpum ssp. campylocarpum Elatum,
fortunei ssp. discolor, thomsonii ssp. thomsonii
AM 1967, FCC 1974, AGM 1993
2.5m by 2.5m?
10 year height/spread: 1.2m/1.5m
Flowers: full trusses of 10 to 12 of 7-lobed
greenish yellow flowers to 11.5cm across with brown anthers.
Matt mid green medium sized leaves to 14cm, with
persistent perrulae. Fairly dense growth.
Recognise by: the perrulae, the petiole which is flecked red; the flowers.
Very attractive flowers to those who like greenish yellows. The plant has a better growth habit than
'Crest' though the flowers are paler, and it tolerates
more sun though not total exposure in at least the south east of England.
Photo: Everard Daniel