Rhododendron 'Hydon Dawn'
rhododendron 'Hydon Dawn'
'Hydon Dawn' is a compact evergreen shrub to 1.5m tall, of dense habit, with glossy, dark green foliage with cream felt beneath. Rounded trusses of frilled, pale pink flowers, 5cm in width, which fade to near-white, are produced in late spring
Ultimate height1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
North–facing or West–facing or South–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
- Potentially harmful
- Harmful if eaten. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Rhododendron can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs or trees, with simple leaves, sometimes with a dense colourful indumentum of hairs on the lower side, and funnel-shaped, bell-shaped or tubular flowers that may be solitary or in short racemes
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in moist but well-drained, leafy, humus-rich acid soil, best in part shade with shelter but tolerates full sun if soil remains reliably moist; see rhododendron cultivation
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Low Maintenance
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