Rhododendron cinnabarinum ssp. xanthocodon
Epithet: yellow bell
AM 1935, Exbury, as xanthocodon, to a plant from KW6026
Height: 2 - 4m
10 year height/spread: 1m / 2m
Flowers: rich creamy yellow, more usually yellow
May / June
Introduced: 1924 by Kingdon Ward from Nam La, Tibet
Distribution: Arunachal Pradesh, Bhutan, S. Tibet, 3050-3950m
Recognise by: easily identified by its pendant yellow flowers, the leaves are not glaucous
as with most cinnibarina.
More resistant to powdery mildew than most cinnabarina. Best grown in sun.
Photo: Koen Camelbeke