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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Rhododendron FulbrookRhododendron Fulbrook
Rhododendron Fulbrook
Attractive mauve pink flowers, deeper at the edges, with prominent black markings in the throat. Flowering in April this is a striking plant with unusually large and interesting leaves on stout branches. It flowers rich pink and fades almost to white. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. David's comments: This excellent plant has local connections as it was raised at the respected Mangles garden at Littleworth...
Rhododendron macabeanum  AGMRhododendron macabeanum  AGM
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...

Rhododendron Rexima
Rhododendron Rexima
(H5) An interesting foliage plant, (R. yakushimanum x rex). Lilac pink in bud, opening white with a dark red basal blotch and markings in May. Large dark green leaves with brown indumentum on the undersides, which has been inherited from the big leaved R. rex, but growing in a compact habit due its yakushimanum parentage. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. • Ideal for containers and small gardens.•...
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