Rhododendron 'Morning Cloud'
rhododendron 'Morning Cloud'
'Morning Cloud' is a small evergreen shrub with dark green leaves covered beneath with a buff indumentum, and dense rounded trusses of pink-flushed, white flowers marked with yellow-green in the throat, opening in late spring
Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Partial shade
East–facing or South–facing or North–facing or West–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. Shallow planting is essential, deep planting will not be tolerated. Flowers may be damaged by frosts. Suitable for small gardens
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Patio and container plants
- City and courtyard gardens
- Low Maintenance
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