Rhododendron bureavii   'Corrour'  AGM

Rhododendron bureavii 'Corrour' AGM


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To -20 °C
Height After 10 Years:
Not Scented
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Lovely white rose flushed flowers spotted crimson or purple. Flowering in May this is a superb foliage plant, with thick woolly indumentum on the underside of the leaves turning from white to rusty red with age. One of the most distinctive rhododendron species. This fine selection of R. bureavii was sourced from the notable rhododendron collection at Corrour, Scotland. It is noted for it's thick dark indumentum, and tends to grow with a little more open habit than some clones. Height 50-75cm in 10 years.

Typically the Taliensia subsection are prostrate or rounded and have a compact habit. They need good drainage.

Named after E. Bureau (1830-1918) - a French professor. Technically, this plant ought to be named R. bureauii, and sometimes it is, but the name R. bureavii has become established and accepted over the past century.

  • Recommended for outstanding indumentum.
  • Plantsman range.
  • Ideal position: needs careful site selection.
  • Habit: compact.
  • Group: Species Rhododendron.
  • Subsection: Taliensia.
  • Introduction date: pre 1950 (1917).
  • Species distribution: NW Yunnan, SW Sichuan.
  • Approximate altitude: 3,200 to 4,300m.
  • Ideal soil: pH 4.5 to 6.
  • RHS Hardiness Rating: H6.
  • How we usually propagate this plant: Graft.
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Customer Reviews

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"The plant arrived very well packaged and in good condition. It's a very healthy looking rhododendron with just the right amount of root in the pot when I came to plant it out."
Star Rating 5
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"Interesting form of the species,a very attractive and well sized plant for this size of pot ,producing a healthy crop of new leaves immediately after planting,very pleased thus far and looking forward to many more years of future pleasure from this plant.I feel very lucky to have been able to have made this purchase -speaking as a professional gardener of twenty years experience who has bought this plant for my own garden!"
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"Super foliage. A nice bushy plant supplied. Highly recommended."
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The Basics

Ideal soil

Acidic soil, good organic content, pH 4.5-6.0. Inkarho range of rhododendrons will tolerate soils up to pH7.5

Sun or Shade

Light dappled shade is best for most varieties.


Refer to hardiness rating. Give young plants protection.

Site Selection

Avoid close to trees, roots, invasive weeds, walls, hot patios, dry banks and waterlogged soils. Do not use weed matting or stone mulch.

Plant spacing

Use the height shown in 10 years as a guide to the distance between each plant. Allow room for plant to fill out. If planting closer for instant impact, be prepared to move plants after a few years.


  • 3 litre pot, dig in 10-20 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 7.5 litre pot, dig in 20-30 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 70-80cm specimen, dig in 60 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 100-120cm specimen, dig in 120 litres of ericaceous compost.

Planting depth

Plant high in the ground, with the top of the rootball visible.


Slow-release ericaceous feed recommended in March and straight after flowering.


Recommended every few years.


The key ingredient! Keep moist all season, especially the critical time at end of June for flower bud initiation. Tap water is better than no water. Heavy dose at least once per week in dry weather.


Ensure good drainage in winter, especially with yellow flowering varieties. Avoid waterlogged sites.


Rhododendrons and Camellias: Not normally required. Tidy wayward shoots after flowering.

Evergreen azaleas and Bloombux can be clipped into a low hedge.

Magnolias and Acers: Formative pruning when young to shape into a tree or bush.


Remove old flower-heads, particularly on young or weak plants.

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