Rhododendron 'Caroline Allbrook'
rhododendron 'Caroline Allbrook'
A vigorous, small evergreen shrub to 1m tall, with narrow, convex leaves and in late spring, rounded clusters of widely-funnel-shaped, wavy-edged, lavender-pink flowers soon fading to pale lavender
Ultimate height1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Partial shade
South–facing or West–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 in part shade with shelter; see rhododendron cultivation
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Patio and container plants
- Low Maintenance
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