Specimen Rhododendron

Extremely hard to find variety, not to mention the size of this beast!   Rhododendron 'Lady Eleanor Cathcart' is similar (when smaller) to Rh. 'Anah Kruschke', but gets much larger over time and can hold 30% more flowers in each truss at branch tips.

Rhodo. 'Lady Eleanor Cathcart' specimen

Rhodo. 'Lady Eleanor Cathcart' specimen

Rhodo. 'Lady Eleanor Cathcart' flower. 12-15 flowers per truss

Rhodo. 'Lady Eleanor Cathcart' flower. 12-15 flowers per truss

This specimen is approx 12'H x 16'W with multiple aged trunks adding to the elegance. 

Rhodo. 'Lady Eleanor Cathcart' trunk

Rhodo. 'Lady Eleanor Cathcart' trunk

another view of the flower

another view of the flower

This Rhodie was dug last winter from a private garden where a proposed addition forced its removal.  It flowered beautifully this year and is already putting on new growth.  Looks great from both sides.

Rhodo. 'Lady Eleanor Cathcart' specimen

Rhodo. 'Lady Eleanor Cathcart' specimen