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 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 kesangiae
(GRANDIA H5) Large trusses of rose pink flowers fading to pale pink. April - May. Leaves with fawn to silvery white indumentum beneath. Needs shelter from wind. Height 150-180 cm in 10 years. A rare plant from Bhutan.
Was £995.00 Now £750.00
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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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.