Rhododendron 'Golden Torch'
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- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May and June
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Rounded trusses of funnel-shaped, soft-yellow flowers in late spring and early summer and glossy, dark green leaves. The name given to this compact, evergreen rhododendron is a bit of misnomer, since with age the flowers fade to primrose-yellow or cream. Perfect for the smaller garden or growing in a large pot, it requires humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost.
- Garden care: Avoid planting too deeply. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of leaf mould around the base of the plant each spring.
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Comments about Rhododendron 'Golden Torch':
Small in size but huge in flower power! My favourite small rhododendron.
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Dried up buds fail to open then turn hard and brown. They are covered lots of tiny black bristly growths, which are full of spores. The plant is healthy in all other respects. The plants most commonly affected include rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias.Read full article
Buds form, sometimes to their full size and then drop off with no apparent reason. A period of dry weather while the buds are forming usually causes this. Camellia and rhododendrons are more susceptible and a few days of drought at the end of the summer cRead full article