Monday, May 16, 2011

Yellow Rhododendron

Rhododendron 'Capistrano'

It’s getting to be Rhododendron season here and his little yellow one is coming along nicely. Years ago it seemed you couldn’t really find yellow flowered rhododendrons but now there are several varieties available. 'Capistrano' was bred by Dr, David Leach and introduced by Wayside Gardens. He considered it his best yellow and I have to agree.

'Capistrano' is a low spreading type that grows to 4 to 5 feet tall and 6 feet wide. That is a nice size since you don’t have to worry about the plant getting “too leggy”, which happens to a lot of the other rhododendrons. The foliage is pest and disease resistant and a nice glossy green.


Larry said...

This i s a really marvelous bloom... I'd not seen this variety in the past...L

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

I have been seeing a lot of gardeners posting or commenting on Capistrano. Maybe next spring or this fall I will see about adding one into my garden.