Daily Flower Candy: Rhododendron macabeanum AGM

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No, it’s not an exotic ginger or some new discovery from the steamy rainforests of Vietnam, it’s the detail of the bud scales of Rhododendron macabeanum . One of the easiest of the large-leaved rhododendrons to grow, it has a lot to offer if you have a sheltered spot with acidic, well drained soil. Huge leaves with furry undersides, silvery new growth and large heads of creamy yellow flowers in spring are all part of the package. Pictured here at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire, a long way from its origins in Assam, India.

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Categories: Daily Flower Candy, Flowers, Foliage, Trees and Shrubs

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