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 Rexima
Rhododendron Rexima
(H5) An interesting foliage plant, combining the winning traits of R. yakushimanum and R. 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 have been inherited from the big leaved R. rex, but growing in a useful compact habit due its yakushimanum parentage. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. •...
Rhododendron uvariifolium 'Reginald Childs'Rhododendron uvariifolium 'Reginald Childs'
Rhododendron uvariifolium 'Reginald Childs'
Pretty pinky white bell shaped flowers, with a dark central blotch in a large truss of 12 to 18 flowers, in March - April. This is a handsome foliage plant with silvery woolly indumentum on the underside of the leaves and wonderful silver new growth. Height 150-180 cm in 10 years. A choice clone of R. uvariifolium introduced by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Wakehurst Place, and registered in 1976. Sometimes...