Rhododendron 'Princess Anne'

Rhododendron 'Princess Anne'

Description: A compact mound forming dwarf form of Rhododendron which freely produces small bright greenish-yellow funnel-shaped flowers with prominent stamen which give a soft appearance against deep green evergreen foliage. The flowers are produced in late spring slightly later flowering than most other yellow dwarfs and so extends the Rhododendron season. New leaves are bronze.

Uses: Princess Anne is a lovely little rhododendron ideal for the smaller garden and for container planting.

Climate/Position: Dappled shade.

Height/Spread: 60cm x 60cm.

Soil Requirements: Rhododendrons 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: 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 Rhododendrons will always benefit from 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.

Additional Interest: A hybrid between keiskei x hanceanum nanum with very compact habit.