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botanical name:
Rhododendron 'Golden Oriole'
Rhododendron 'Golden Oriole' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 2.00m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: 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.

other notes:
Hybrid of Rododendron moupinense x Rhododendron sulphureum, raised at Caerhays Castle.
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