Rhododendron luteum

sweet pontica azalea, deciduous azalea

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4 litre pot £34.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Rhododendron luteum sweet pontica azalea, deciduous azalea: Sweetly scented

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May and June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Sweetly scented, yellow, funnel shaped blooms in May and June and mid green leaves, which take on vivid bonfire shades in autumn. This vigorous, deciduous azalea looks great planted in a mixed border with other evergreen trees or shrubs. As long as it's given moist, well-drained acid soil it will tolerate full sun.

  • 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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Eventual height & spread

Nice healthy specimen


Early days yet (hasn't yet flowered) but seems robust and has established itself quickly.






I bought it small in size so only time would tell can't wait as it's suppose to have fragrant yellow flowers




Looks happy, lots of buds


This shrub was large and healthy on arrival and has put on new growth, lots of buds so looking forward to a nice show next year




Rh. luteum


Too early yet for it to flower freely. Lovely autumn leaf colour.





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Can I plant a RHODODENDRON LUTEUM in a pot and if yes, what size pot would you recommend? I have alkaline soil so couldn't plant it direct in the garden.


Hello, While this plant will grow in a large pot filled with ericaceous compost for a few years (provided it is kept well fed and watered), ultimately, it will be happier if planted out in the ground.


Hi Dr I have a red azalea bloom every year.recently I moved it from the pot to the land where the land had clay soil.i have placed. A lot of organic matter and coffee ground to make it acidifc. Does azalea shed all leaves in winter?is it harmful for azalea to grow in full sun


Hello there It depends which azalea you have, as there are evergreen and deciduous azaleas. If it is the small leaved variety then I think it is probably the evergreen azalea, but these are often not fully evergreen and can drop their leaves in the winter. Evergreen azaleas will grow in full sun or partial shade, but they do like a moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acidic soil. I have attached a link to an evergreen azalea for information. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/rhododendron-mothers-day-kurume/classid.2124/ Hope this helps.

HI we have a patio that is desiegned for my disabled husband & can only have pots , it has a 6ft wall all around it ,it is a sun trap but some times can be quite blowy when the wind is in right direction .Can you sujest plants that fit the bill for us , nothing that needs lots of attension as we are pensioners . I like your VIBURNUM KILIMANJARO would this be ok ,we like cented striking plants ,we have all ready a stag horn fig also a very buetifull twisted witch hazel . Any help please . pat


Hello There are plenty of plants that would be suitable for your sun trap of a garden in pots. I think the Viburnum Kilimanjaro is quite a big plant for a pot and will take quite a lot of work keeping it in check. If you would like a scented clilmber I would recommend Trachelospermum Jasminoides Sweet peas which you can pick for the house. Scented shrubs that would be suitable for containers would be Daphne odora aureomarginata, this is slow growing and has a lovely scent during January to March. Rhododendron luteum, this will need ericaceous compost Lavanders such as hidcote Roses such as Rose Gertrude Jekyll Sarcoccoca confusa see link below for more shrubs http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/plcid.1/vid.234/ Scented perennials suited for pots would be Dianthus or pinks as they are known Convallaria majalis (lily of the valley) Cosmos atrosanguineus see link for more scented perennials http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/plcid.2/vid.234/ Hope this helps Steve

How tall is your Rhododendron Homebush? Hello, Could you please advise the supplied height of the Rhododendron 'Homebush' in a 5 litre pot. Thanks Raksha

Hello Raksha, We do sell a Rhododendron in a 5lt pot and it will be around 30-40cm tall. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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