Big Leaved Rhododendrons

Wonderful architectural plants with huge leaves up to 60cm long! These are choice woodland Rhododendrons needing the very best sheltered positions to allow them to grow to their full stature of up to 5 metres. As a bonus, flowering will typically start after 6 years.

Big leaved Rhododendrons are among the more tender of our range, but are well worth trying if you have the correct conditions. They are best suited to sheltered woodland in the milder regions of the UK, though they can also be used as feature plants in sheltered courtyard gardens. Winter protection is recommended for young plants.

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R. grandia KR9431 (subsection Grandia)
R. grandia KR9431 (subsection Grandia)
(GRANDIA H3-4) Unknown big leaf species from the Grandia subsection. Large leaves with indumentum. Will make a tree or large shrub. This plant is grown from seed collected by Keith Rushforth and is yet to flower. Colour is yet unknown but we think it is worthwhile for it's foliage alone. (Photo shows another grandia also collected by Keith Rushforth)
Rhododendron macabeanum AGM
This is one of the finest big leaved Rhododendrons for sheltered gardens. Huge yellow flowers often blotched purple with bright red stigma in trusses of up to 30 flowers flowering in April. The huge shiny leaves (up to 38cm long x 20cm across) have a wonderful thick woolly fawn indumentum on the underside. It has distinctive silvery young growth with lovely bright red bud scales. Probably one of the...
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