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  AGMRhododendron falconeri  AGM
Rhododendron falconeri AGM
This is a wonderful large shrub with deep red bark and wonderful matt green leaves up to 35cm long with a dark rusty red indumentum beneath. It has gorgeous creamy white to pale yellow to pink flowers in big trusses of 12 to 20cm in 10 years. One of our favourite big leaf species with distinctive young foliage.Named after H. Falconer (1808-1865) who was Supervisor at Saharanpur Gardens in India in...
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...
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Rhododendron rex  AGMRhododendron rex  AGM
Rhododendron rex AGM
Wonderful pale rose or white flowers with a crimson blotch in April-May on a plant that will eventually make a small tree. One of our favourites, it has 30-40cm shiny dark green leaves with a pale buff woolly indumentum beneath. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Awarded the AGM in 2013, this is one of the toughest and most reliable of all big leaved species. Big leaved rhododendrons have great architectural...