We came across a rhododendron in flower in November whilst walking the woofers! It was in Cornwall but they are usually in bloom in March.
There are over 1,000 species of this plant and it enjoys cool climates with well-drained, slightly acidic soil. They are widely cultivated for their beautiful fragrant flowers and ornamental leaves. These leaves are arranged in a spiral shape along the stems. Some species are evergreen whereas others are deciduous.