vaseyi AGM

Rhododendron vaseyi
(deciduous Azalea)
Rhodora section
Epithet: after discoverer
AM 1969 to clone 'Suva' Exbury, AGM 2012
Height: to 4.5m(usually much less)shrub
10 year height / spread: 1.5m / 1.5m
Flowers: white, more usually deep pink, with orange red spotting to 5cm across
April / May
Introduced 1878 by Vasey from N. Carolina, USA
Distribution: N. Carolina only
Recognise by: willow-like leaves in fives and short widely funnel-shaped flowers.
Easily grown in moist situations.
Good Autumn colour.

Photo: Maurice Foster

Location: Pilot Mt, NC, USA, 1200m
Photo: Philippe de Spoelberch