Rhododendron 'Cannon's Double'

Rhododendron 'Cannon's Double'


An upright, bushy Ghent Azalea which is deciduous and noted for the display of lightly fragrant flowers which are double white and funnel-shaped with a yellow tinge and pink lobes. The flowers are produced in mid-spring before the mid-green leaves appear. The leaves colour to red in autumn for additional display.

Ideal for landscaping in partially shaded borders or woodland areas.

Climate/Position: Best in dappled shade in a woodland setting.

Height/Spread: 1.2m x 1.2 metres.

Soil Requirements: Rhododendrons / Azaleas prefer soils with a low pH or peaty/ ericaceous soil to avoid chlorosis or yellowing of the leaves.

Pruning: Generally avoid pruning. Flower stalks can be pinched out (by finger and thumb rather than secateurs) when flowering is complete.

Special Requirements: Azaleas prefer shallow planting but applying a mulch regularly around the plant will help moisture retention in the soil. Where plants struggle a little if not grown in soil with low pH, then you can apply an annual feed of sequestered iron to ensure the plants do not suffer from iron deficiency which is indicated by interveinal chlorosis or yellowing of leaves between the veins.

The Ghent Hybrids are a popular group of plants which are correctly named Rhododendrons but also known as Azaleas. The original hybrids were raised between 1830/1850 but this is a more recent introduction of merit.