More About 'Capistrano'
- Frilly edges and a pale greenish-yellow in colour with no markings
- Dense mounding habit
- Best in afternoon shade
- Group: Elepidote
- Bloom Time: Late midseason
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: Hindustan x (catawbiense, white x (fortunei ssp. discolor x Fabia Group) x (Russell Harmon x Goldsworth Orange) x Golden Gala
Predominant Flower Colour: Yellow
Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Large leaf.
Lepidote: Having scales. Tiny scales typically cover the undersides of the leaves. Small leaf.
Capistrano Rhododendron Growing and Maintenance Tips
Rhododendrons require constant moisture (but not standing water), a fertile soil with a low pH and grow best in partial shade. Any pruning should be done soon after flowering to ensure bud set. Plants can benefit from protection (burlap wrap) against drying, winter winds and sun in an exposed location.
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils