Rhododendron 'Princess Anne'
rhododendron 'Princess Anne'
A small, compact evergreen shrub, to 1.2m tall, with neat, light matt green foliage, bronze when young and often also in winter. Funnel-shaped pale yellow flowers, to 3cm in width, marked green in the throat, are held in small trusses in mid-spring
Ultimate height1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- 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, best in part shade with shelter but grows well in 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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