Rhododendron Elsie Straver (Yellow)
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Rhododendron 'Elsie Straver' (Yellow)

A beautiful addition to your spring garden, with huge, creamy-yellow blooms.
  • Elsie Straver is a tall, upright, vigorous evergreen Rhododendron with rounded foliage.
  • The bell-shaped blooms are stunning pale yellow with a red eye and are produced in May.
  • Perfect for hedging, 'Elsie Straver' is also perfect in a pot where its needs can be met exceptionally well.
  • Easy to grow, low maintenance.
  • Ultimate eventual height of 2m (6ft) in 10 years
  • Elsie Straver is a tall, upright, vigorous evergreen Rhododendron with rounded foliage.
  • The bell-shaped blooms are stunning pale yellow with a red eye and are produced in May.
  • Perfect for hedging, 'Elsie Straver' is also perfect in a pot where its needs can be met exceptionally well.
  • Easy to grow, low maintenance.
  • Ultimate eventual height of 2m (6ft) in 10 years

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The stunning blooms of Rhododendron 'Elsie Straver' appear in May, and are produced in large, showy clusters, with each pastel-yellow flower is distinctively marked at the centre with red.

The flowers contrast beautifully with the glossy, rounded leaves which cover this well branched shrub all year, forming a tall, upright evergreen shrub over time.

A great choice for an exotic planting scheme on acid soils, or for adding colour and structure to mixed borders, 'Elsie Straver' will grow to around 175cm (68in) high and wide.

Rhododendrons are low-maintenance shrubs that will perform superbly provided you plant them well and keep them well-watered. They mostly prefer bright to dappled shade or partial shade, avoiding morning sunlight which can damage buds.

As Rhododendron roots are shallow, spreading to sides in search for nutrients, they shouldn’t be planted them too deeply - remember that they often grow in shallow cracks on mountainsides. Soil does need to be on the acidic side and rich in humus, cool and always moist which will allow established plants to withstand direct mid-day and afternoon sun.

Supplied as an established plant in a 4L pot, 'Elsie Straver' will reach H2m (6ft) x W2m (6ft) and suits container growing perfectly where they can be moved out of the early morning sun.

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Supplied as an established plant in a 4L pot, 'Elsie Straver' will reach H2m (6ft) x W2m (6ft) and suits container growing perfectly.

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Top Tips

  • For improved and more abundant flowering, dead-head faded blooms where possible and avoid shade which reduces blooming.
  • Perfect for growing in a large container (remember to use ericaceous compost), just make sure that you feed and watered well and re-pot every couple of years.

Care Information

  • Rhododendrons can tolerate a more open site as long as they are sheltered from cold, drying winds and early morning sunlight. Mulch plants and water deeply and regularly during dryer periods from July onwards.
  • Your Rhododendron should be planted slightly higher than it was in its pot into well-draining soil.
  • Rhododendrons need an acidic soil with a pH of around 5.5 in order to thrive - soils with pH higher than 5.5 should be acidified before planting or you can grow them in a container with ericaceous compost.
  • Keep plants well-watered and apply a mulch to prevent the soil from drying out.

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

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