Plant of the Season - Spring 2020
Plant of the season: Rhododendron grande
As spring finally arrives we anticipate a season of beauty as our noted and prize-winning collection of Rhododendrons successively come into flower. All over the grounds these showy shrubs, trees and hedges will produce a riot of colour in white, pink, purple, orange, red and yellow through to the end of May.
A fine example is situated between Mount Stuart’s Main Drive and Carriage Drive - a stunning 6m high Rhododendron grande, currently producing trusses of bell shaped pale yellow flowers with purple basal blotches. It’s an evergreen with large leathery leaves, dark green on top and silvery underneath.
During spring we’ll feature several more Rhododendrons, there are plenty to choose from!