Rhododendron 'Madame Masson'

Rhododendron ‘Madame Masson’

Rhododendron

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Flowers

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Plant does flower in June

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Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Rhododendron 'Madame Masson'
  • Common name: Rhododendron
  • Family: Ericaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Rhododendrons make up an incredibly diverse group of plants, originating from many parts of the Northern hemisphere with a large concentration in China and the Himalayas. These plants vary from tiny ground covering plants to species growing as understory plants in forests. Most flower in early spring, although some bear flowers for a brief period in autumn.

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Rhododendron ‘Madame Masson’ is an old and reliable rhododendron bearing large, white flowers with yellow blotches, in May and June. For best results, grow ‘Madame Masson’ in dappled to partial shade in moist but well-drained, acidic soil. Plants need minimal pruning and can be propagated by layering. Rhododendron ‘Madame Masson’ has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

How to grow Rhododendron 'Madame Masson'

  • Plant size

    2m height

    2m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Rhododendron 'Madame Masson' and wildlife

Rhododendron 'Madame Masson' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Rhododendron 'Madame Masson' poisonous?

Rhododendron 'Madame Masson' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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