Rhododendron (Loderi Group) 'Loderi King George'
rhododendron 'Loderi King George'
'Loderi King George' is a large evergreen shrub to 4m tall, with long, rather pale leaves, and richly-scented, white, lily-like flowers to 15cm wide, opening in tall trusses from bright pink buds in late spring and early summer
Buy this plant
Ultimate height2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread2.5–4 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Partial shade
South–facing or North–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
- City and courtyard gardens
- Low Maintenance
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.