Rhododendron aberconwayi
Irrorata Subsection
Epithet: after the first Lord Aberconway (1879-1953),former President of RHS
AM 1945 (Windsor) 'His Lordship', flowers with crimson spots
Shrub to 2.5m
Flowers:5-12/truss, saucer-shaped or flatly campanulate, 20-30mm long, white or white suffused with pink, with a few crimson blotches.
April - May
Foliage: lanceolate or oblong-elliptic or elliptic, 28-70 x 8-33mm; upper surface dark green, shiny, glabrous; margin markedly recurved; underside whitish, matt, glabrous.
Distribution: NE Yunnan

Photo: Russell Beeson
Location: Dorset