Tatum's Yellow Standard

'Tatum's Yellow Standard'
Deciduous azalea
Wild collected selection from occidentale found on Stagecoach Hill, Califormia
Shrub 1.5m x 0.9m in 20 years
Flowers: 15-19/flat truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 50 x 55mm, 5 very wavy edged lobes, opens white inside with strong orange-yellow on dorsal and adjacent lobes and strong pink on all except dorsal lobe; strongly scented.
Mid May - mid June.
Foliage: elliptic, 65-75 x 20mm, margins flat, glossy and strong yellow-green above, aging to deep yellowish-green, hairless.
N.B. Now extinct in the wild.

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