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Rhododendron 'Golden Torch' (Rhododendron 'Golden Torch')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rhododendron 'Golden Torch'

Other names

Rhododendron 'Golden Torch'

Genus

Rhododendron Rhododendron

Variety or Cultivar

'Golden Torch' _ 'Golden Torch' is a small shrub with bell-shaped, pale yellow flowers opening from pink-tinged buds.


Rhododendron 'Golden Torch' is: Evergreen

Habit

Rounded, Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Cream, Pale-yellow in Spring; Pale-yellow, Cream in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leafhoppers , Vine weevil Aphids , Caterpillars , Leafhoppers , Vine weevil

Powdery mildew , Rhododendron bud blast , Rhododendron petal blight , Silver leaf Powdery mildew , Rhododendron bud blast , Rhododendron petal blight , Silver leaf

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Grafting, Layering


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Where to grow

Rhododendron 'Golden Torch' (Rhododendron 'Golden Torch') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in moist, humus-rich, free-draining, acid soil in sun or dappled shade. Plant shallowly. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Rhododendron 'Golden Torch'

Other names

Rhododendron 'Golden Torch'

Genus

Rhododendron Rhododendron

Variety or Cultivar

'Golden Torch' _ 'Golden Torch' is a small shrub with bell-shaped, pale yellow flowers opening from pink-tinged buds.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Rounded, Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Cream, Pale-yellow in Spring; Pale-yellow, Cream in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leafhoppers , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew , Rhododendron bud blast , Rhododendron petal blight , Silver leaf

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Grafting, Layering


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Rhododendron 'Golden Torch' (Rhododendron 'Golden Torch') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in moist, humus-rich, free-draining, acid soil in sun or dappled shade. Plant shallowly. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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