Common name: Deciduous azalea, Chinese azalea
Rhodendron mollle flowers in late spring, and it is deciduous, unlike most of its neighbours along the Rhodo Walk. Many visitors ask what is the difference between an azalea and a rhododendron.
Rhododendron 'Loderi King George' is a large shrub found in the Loderi bed near the Minotaur. It was probably named after King George V whose reign coincided with the development of these rhododendrons by Sir Edmund Loder.
(Photo: rpaterso from Oak Bay, Canada from Wikimedia Commons)
Rhododendron augustinii 'Hobbie' has beautiful purple flowers in mid-spring.
Rhodendron 'Golden Gate' had beautiful red-orange bell-shaped flowers in mid-spring. It is found along the Rhododendron Walk. More about rhododendrons.