Rhododendron 'Spital'

Hybrid deciduous azalea

Parentage unknown

A Ness Holt Hybrid


Shrub 1.0 × 1.0m in 13 years

Flowers: Loose trusses of 10-12 widely tubular funnel-shaped, single flowers. Flowers are 55mm long × 50mm wide, with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes; white suffused strong red in bud, opening white suffused pale purplish pink inside, white suffused moderate purplish pink outside; dorsal blotch light yellow; stamens pale pink; calyx 3mm long, light yellow-green



Foliage: Leaves are elliptic, 25-60mm long × 10-25mm wide; apiculate at apex, cuneate at base, wavy-edged, slightly glossy green above (flushed bronze when young). Deciduous

Other information: A Denny Pratt hybrid raised in 1986 as DP 111; registered by Ness Botanic Gardens in 1999. Unlikely to be commercially available

Registration photograph

Registration painting

Location: Ness