Rhododendron 'Spring Sunshine'

Rhododendron ‘Spring Sunshine’

Rhododendon

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in May

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Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Rhododendron 'Spring Sunshine'
  • Common name: Rhododendon
  • Family: Ericaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

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 ‘Spring Sunshine’ is a lovely rhododendron bearing large flowers that are apricot when in bud, fading to pale yellow as they open, in May. For best results, grow Rhododendron ‘Spring Sunshine’ in dappled to partial shade in moist but well-drained, acidic soil. Plants need minimal pruning and can be propagated by layering.

How to grow Rhododendron 'Spring Sunshine'

  • Plant size

    1.6m height

    1.6m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • 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 not 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 not 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 'Spring Sunshine' and wildlife

Rhododendron 'Spring Sunshine' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Rhododendron 'Spring Sunshine' poisonous?

Rhododendron 'Spring Sunshine' 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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