Rhododendron 'Silver Slipper'
- Position: partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: April
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Magnificent heads of pure white, funnel-shaped flowers with a deep orange-yellow flare in mid-spring and mid-green leaves. This bushy, deciduous azalea looks fabulous planted in large groups in a shrub border or woodland edge with humus-rich, acid soil. One of the most flamboyant varieties its leaves turn beautiful bonfire shades in autumn.
- 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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