Plant of the Month for April is…

Rhododendron macabeanum

Our plant was collected by  Frank Kingdon-Ward from Assam and introduced in 1928. Ours goes under the collection number of KW7724 the same batch of seed that Trengwainton were awarded first an RHS AM (award of Merit) in 1937 then the RHS FCC (First Class Certificate) in 1938.

It truly is the centrepiece of the collection and garden when in flower in March and April. 

A “Show Winner” when taken to flower shows.