Rhododendron ciliicalyx

  • PLANT TYPE Asiatic
  • PLANT SUB-TYPE Species
  • COLOUR White
  • SIZE 2-3m
  • FRAGRANT Yes
  • SUN TOLERANT No
  • ATTRACTIVE FOLIAGE No

We have two forms of this species in the NRG, and both are suitable for Melbourne gardens. My own plant of ciliicalyx “Pink” was obtained from our former President Arnold Teese and is now over 40 years old. It is generally lace-bug resistant, petal-blight-resistant, and heat tolerant, but requires some shade.
The second form was obtained in 2006 and is named ciliicalyx “Charisma”, and is from an unknown source. This plant in the main rockery puts on a stunning display in October and has pale pink and white flowers with a pale yellow centre. Both forms have a sweet spicy perfume.

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