Queen Elizabeth II

Rhododendron 'Queen Elizabeth II'
Idealist x Crest
(so fortunei ssp. fortunei, wardii ssp. wardii,
campylocarpum ssp. campylocarpum Elatum,
fortunei ssp. discolor, thomsonii ssp. thomsonii
and griffithianum).
Windsor 1968
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