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 falconeri ssp. eximium  AGMRhododendron falconeri ssp. eximium  AGM
Rhododendron falconeri ssp. eximium AGM
This is a wonderful large shrub with deep red flaking bark and wonderful broad leaves up to 45cm long with a dark rust indumentum beneath. It has gorgeous creamy rose pink flowers fading to creamy pink in big trusses of 12 to 20 cm in 10 years. Another of our favourite big leaf species with distinctive young foliage covered in rusty brown indumentum on the upper surface which lasts for up to one year.Named...
Rhododendron sinofalconeri
Rhododendron sinofalconeri
NEW! Beautiful pale or rich yellow flowers in April. This species is proving surprisingly hardy in UK gardens. A handsome species with pale indumentum on the underside of the large leaves (up to 28cm long) and distinctive conical buds on young growth. Height 150cm in 10 years. Big leaf Rhododendron species have great architectural foliage which looks stunning in a woodland glade or city courtyard...

Rhododendron sinofalconeri  TVO 35
Rhododendron sinofalconeri TVO 35
(FALCONERA H5) Pale or rich yellow flowers in April. Should prove hardy for mildest UK gardens. A handsome new species with pale indumentum and conical buds. Height 150 cm in 10 years. Requires moist soil and sheltered site.