Rhododendron 'Lemon Dream'
More About 'Lemon Dream'
- Clusters of yellow, semi-double, trumpet-shaped flowers
- Glossy, leathery, green leaves
- Spreading, rounded habit
- Group: Elepidote
- Bloom Time: Midseason
'Lemon Dream' was hybridized by S. McCulloch, Olympia, Washington in 1983.
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: Creamy Chiffon x degronianum ssp yakushimanum, Exbury form
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.
Lemon Dream 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.
'Lemon Dream' Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average