Tortoiseshell Wonder AGM

Rhododendron 'Tortoiseshell Wonder'
Goldsworth Orange x griersonianum
(so griersonianum, fortunei ssp.
discolor and dichroanthum ssp.
Slocock 1945
AM 1947, AGM (1993) 2012
2.5m by 2m
10 year height/spread: 1.2m/1m
Flowers: open trusses of 11-14 large pale salmon pink flowers with orange shades. June.
Upright compact growth habit.
Attractive loose but compact trusses. Slightly paler leaves than the others of the grex.
Recognise by: the crimson petioles; flowering time and colour.
Easily rooted and free flowering. Requires some shade.

Savill Gardens, Windsor, April 2001
Photo: Everard Daniel