Rhododendron 'Cunningham's White'
Other common names rhododendron 'Cunningham's White' Genus Rhododendron can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs or trees, with simple leaves, sometimes with a dense colourful indumentum of hairs on the lower side, and funnel-shaped, bell-shaped or tubular flowers that may be solitary or in short racemes Family Ericaceae Details 'Cunningham's White' is a robust hardy hybrid to 2.2m tall, with dark green foliage and loose trusses of funnel-shaped white flowers opening from mauve buds in late spring
- Position: partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May
- Flower colour: white
- Other features: leaves retained all year
Hardiness: fully hardy
Marvellous full trusses of white, funnel-shaped flowers with yellow or greenish-brown markings in late-spring and dark green leaves, retained all-year. This lovely, old hybrid rhododendron is understandably popular, due to its tolerance of poor or near-neutral soil. Compact and robust it's ideal for growing on a boundary, for use as a windbreak or screen.
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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