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Rhododendron 'Golden Oriole'
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poisonous or irritant
part shade, shade
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 7
Small to medium sized evergreen with leathery, dark green, ovate leaves about 5cm long and reddish young shoots. Funnel-shaped, primrose yellow flowers, spotted orange inside, in clusters of two or three and opening from buds with contrasting pinkish-red scales. Early flowering from late winter to spring.
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil in part shade.
Hybrid of Rododendron moupinense x Rhododendron sulphureum, raised at Caerhays Castle.