Rhododendron 'Cannon's Double'


From Tates of Sussex

Current Height: 60 - 70 cm
60 - 70cm
80 - 100cm
Pot Volume: 5 l

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Why We Love It

This rhododendron's striking double blooms appear in May.

The frilled, cream-coloured petals are enlivened with flashes of pink and yellow.

In autumn, this plant's foliage turns a glorious bronze-red shade.

How to Plant

'Cannon's Double' likes sun or dappled shade. Plant it into moist, well-draining chalky, loamy or sandy soil with an acidic pH.

Into the Ground

When you're ready to plant your 'Kermesina Rose' azalea, grab your spade and a watering tool. Make sure you have soil with a pH between 5 and 6.

  1. Mix in acidic organic matter to improve your soil – composted tree bark or pine needles are perfect.
  2. Dig a hole double the size of the plant's rootball.
  3. Plant with the top of the rootball just under the soil surface.
  4. Backfill around the roots and water well.
  5. Add at least 8 cm of acidic mulch on top of the soil to keep it moist. Chipped conifer bark, pine needles or leaf litter all work well.

Into a Pot

As well as your container, you'll need some ericaceous peat-free compost. Have your spade and a watering can to hand too.

  1. Choose a container slightly bigger than the pot the plant came in.
  2. Dig a hole that's about twice the size of the rootball.
  3. Fill your container with compost.
  4. Plant with the top of the rootball just beneath the soil surface.
  5. Water with rainwater if possible, as it is less alkaline than tap water. If using tap water, let it stand for half a day to let the chlorine evaporate.

Product Details

Pot Diameter
Pot Volume
Current Height
60 - 70cm
Current Spread
Botanic Name
Rhododendron 'Cannon's Double'
Eventual Spread
150 cm
Effort Level
Bit of love needed
Flower Colour
Border or bed
Code: SPRTL106760


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