'Christmas Cheer' is our earliest flowering rhododendron.
Isolated flowers sometimes appear as earily as June but August is the peak time.
The rounded trusses are light pink in colour and smaller in size than most of the other varieties.
It is a very profuse and long flowering variety, often flowering for more than two months.
It forms a dense, mounding shrub to approx 1.5 metres.
It makes a cheery sight in the winter garden.