Rhododendron 'New Century'
More About 'New Century'
- Clusters of creamy-yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers with a dark yellow blotch
- Glossy, leathery, green leaves
- Spreading, rounded habit
- Group: Elepidote
- Bloom Time: Late spring
New Century' was hybridized by Weston Nurseries.
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent:(catawbiense hybrid (pale yellow flowers) x [unnamed pale yellow hybrid x 'Bristol Cream'])
Predominant Flower Colour: Creamy-yellow
Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Large leaf.
Lepidote: Having scales. Tiny scales typically cover the undersides of the leaves. Small leaf.
New Century 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.
'New Century' Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average