Rhododendron 'Lady Clementine Mitford'
rhododendron 'Lady Clementine Mitford'
'Lady Clementine Mitford' is a large spreading evergreen shrub with dark foliage, silvery when young. Rounded trusses of broadly funnel-shaped peach-pink flowers 8cm wide, paler within with a flare of brownish spots, open from late spring
Buy this plant
Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread1.5–2.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
|Spring||Pink||Grey Silver Green|
- Partial shade
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
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
Easy to grow in moist, humus-rich acid soil but will not tolerate deep planting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.