Rhododendron 'Cunningham's White'
More About 'Cunningham's White'
- Clusters of pink buds open to white, trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow centres
- Glossy, leathery, green leaves show some fall colour
- Upright, rounded habit
- Group: Elepidote
- Bloom Time: Late midseason
'Cunningham's White' was hybridized in 1830 by J. Cunningham.
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: caucasicum x ponticum, white flowered
Predominant Flower Colour: White
Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Large leaf.
Lepidote: Having scales. Tiny scales typically cover the undersides of the leaves. Small leaf.
Cunningham's White 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.
'Cunningham's White' Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Landscape usesFoundation planting