I’ve had my eye on this shrub waiting to see what colour the flowers would be, you have to be patient with a new garden, turns out it’s one of my all time favourites.
Rhododendron Luteum is an elegant shrub with apple green leaves and custard coloured buds, opening into sweetly, scented pale yellow.
It’s deciduous, likes to grow in acid soil, so nothing chalky, and as a woodland plant, prefers dappled shade.
It eventually grows to about 3m x 3m.
Read about a wonderful evergreen shrub here
all photos: Jill Anderson