Saffron Queen

Rhododendron 'Saffron Queen'
xanthostephanum X burmanicum
Shrub 1.2m in 10 years
AM 1948
Flowers: 8-9/truss, funnel-shaped, sulphur yellow, with darker spotting on the dorsal lobes.
Leaves: lanceolate to oblanceolate, up to 90 x 30mm, glossy green above, with scattered brown scales below.

Location: Dorset
Photo: Russell Beeson