Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons originate mainly from the Himalayas where about 600 different Rhododendron species can be found. These range from those in the Tender section at lower elevations around 2500 metres. Big Leaved Species with their massive leaves up to 75cm long, grow in conifer forests around 3000metres. Further up the mountains as the tree line thins towards 3500m, a wide range of interesting Species and Small Leaved Rhododendrons can be found sheltering amongst Juniper and alpine meadows. Above 3500m, Dwarf Rhododendrons grow in alpine conditions with snow cover for much of the year.

From these humble beginnings, plant breeders have developed more and more exotic hybrids over the past 100 years, with about 20,000 registered varieties. We have selected the best, and these Tall and Compact hybrids are perfect for any garden situation.

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Azaleodendron Ria HardijzerAzaleodendron Ria Hardijzer
Azaleodendron Ria Hardijzer
Lovely small (20mm) vivid purplish red flowers with faint spots in a compact truss of 19 to 25. This is an unusual hybrid between a rhododendron and an evergreen azalea, but it has more of an appearance and habit of an evergreen azalea, though it can look a little sparse in winter. It is worth pruning hard after flowering to keep the plant looking nice and bushy. It is hardy, but dislikes too much...
£9.95
Dwarf Rhododendron anthopogon hypenanthum Annapurna
Dwarf Rhododendron anthopogon hypenanthum Annapurna
(POGONANTHUM H5) Trusses of yellow flowers in April - May. Interesting small aromatic leaves. Height up to 40cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. This variety does require cool temperatures.
£17.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Azurika
Dwarf Rhododendron Azurika
(H5) A profusion of bright azure-blue flowers in small trusses, flowering in April. Tiny dark green leaves on a neat compact growing and very hardy plant, raised in Northern Germany. Height 50-75cm in 10 years. • Recommended for: small gardens and containers.• Easy to grow.• Ideal position: Sun or Semi-shade.• Habit: Compact.• Group: Dwarf Rhododendron hybrid.•...
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Dwarf Rhododendron Baden Baden AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Baden Baden AGM
Wonderful deep cherry red waxy textured flowers with some spotting and veining, in April. A very floriferous little plant bred by Hobbie and named after the German town. Leaves are dark green and distinctive, being pointed and twisted. This plant prefers to grow in cooler locations rather than hot sunny positions. Its habit is wider than tall, with a height of 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons...
£8.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Blue Silver
Dwarf Rhododendron Blue Silver
A wonderful dwarf plant with very early purple blue flowers in March. We love its attractive silvery blue foliage. Height 60-90cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. This variety is extremely tough and likes shade. Recommended for containers, small...
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Dwarf Rhododendron calostrotum keleticum (Rock 58)  AGMDwarf Rhododendron calostrotum keleticum (Rock 58)  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron calostrotum keleticum (Rock 58) AGM
This is a real dwarf gem with lovely flatish crimson purple flowers held above the foliage in May/June. It has deep green shiny leaves forming a low mounded shrub and we believe that Rock 58 (R58) is the finest form of this subspecies. Height up to 30cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly...
£17.95

Dwarf Rhododendron cephalanthum Crebreflorum
Dwarf Rhododendron cephalanthum Crebreflorum
(POGONANTHUM H5) Deep pink daphne-like flowers on a tight plant in April-May. A real tiny gem for the rock garden from Tibet & Yunnan. Height and spread under 15cm in 10 years. Requires cool conditions. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. This variety does require...
£17.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Cream CrestDwarf Rhododendron Cream Crest
Dwarf Rhododendron Cream Crest
Lovely bright creamy yellow flowers in April. With a dense compact spreading habit this plant has great glossy deep green foliage. The flowers may need protection from spring frosts. Height 40-50cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. Recommended for...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Elisabeth Hobbie  AGMDwarf Rhododendron Elisabeth Hobbie  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Elisabeth Hobbie AGM
(H6) Scarlet-red flowers with faint dark red spots in loose trusses. Flowering in April this plant is dense and compact and has wonderful rounded foliage. Height 60-80cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. This is a tough plant but it dislikes too much...
£14.95
Dwarf Rhododendron fastigiatum  'Blue Steel'  AGMDwarf Rhododendron fastigiatum  'Blue Steel'  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron fastigiatum 'Blue Steel' AGM
Striking deep lavender blue flowers which smother the plant in April. R.fastigiatum Blue Steel is a tough plant with wonderful silvery blue young growth all summer. The foliage is particularly attractive, having pale green scales on the upper surface. Height and spread 30cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron ferrugineumDwarf Rhododendron ferrugineum
Dwarf Rhododendron ferrugineum
Known as the pink 'Alpenrose' from Central Europe. This plant has lovely deep crimson-pink flowers in June. Useful for it's late flowering and hardiness. It will not tolerate high temperatures and needs good drainage. Height 40cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in...
£17.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Gristede  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Gristede AGM
Stunning clusters of violet blue funnel-shaped flowers in April. This lovely plant has good shiny green winter's particularly hardy and easy to grow. Height 60-80cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. We love this plant and think it is one the best blue...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron groenlandicum 'Helma'
Dwarf Rhododendron groenlandicum 'Helma'
(LEDUM H7) Distinctive many flowered inflorescence of small white flowers at the ends of woolly shoots. April-June. A neat compact form of 'Labrador Tea' with green leaves. Height 30-50cm in 10 years.
£17.95
Dwarf Rhododendron keiskei 'Yaku Fairy'  AGMDwarf Rhododendron keiskei 'Yaku Fairy'  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron keiskei 'Yaku Fairy' AGM
This is an excellent dwarf selection with pale yellow flowers which completely hide the dense mounded foliage in April. R. keiskei 'Yaku Fairy' is ideal for the rock garden and has the accolade of being the smallest of all Rhododendrons with a prostrate habit. This is the sole Japanese species in the subsection Triflora. Only the size of a dinner plate, 15-20cm in 10 years! Dwarf Rhododendrons don't...
£17.95

Dwarf Rhododendron lepidostylum
Dwarf Rhododendron lepidostylum
(TRICHOCLADA H5) Bright yellow flowers in June, which are sometimes partially hidden by stunning new blue-green young bristly foliage. A wonderful foliage shrub from Yunnan. Height 40-60cm in 10 years.
£24.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Night Sky AGMDwarf Rhododendron Night Sky AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Night Sky AGM
This is an excellent neat plant with bright violet-blue flowers in trusses of about 5. Flowering in April and early May this is one of the best new blues. Although the foliage can look untidy and partially defoliates in the winter, it bounces back with healthy green leaves in the spring. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Patty Bee  AGMDwarf Rhododendron Patty Bee  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Patty Bee AGM
Large lemon yellow trumpet-shaped flowers in lax trusses of 6. Probably the best dwarf yellow available flowering in April. A compact plant with bronzy-plum winter foliage. Height 25-50cm in 10 years. Raised by that true Rhododendron enthusiast Warren Berg on the Olympic peninsula in Washington State, USA. Warren was a retired airline pilot and keen bee keeper who trekked in China with Ted and Romy...
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Dwarf Rhododendron Peter Bee
(H6) Lovely funnel shaped pale yellow flowers, green in bud. Fine pale green narrow leaves. Flowering in April. A choice compact growing plant, raised by Warren Berg in America, and named by Peter Cox, Scotland. Height 25-50 cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting...
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Dwarf Rhododendron PintailDwarf Rhododendron Pintail
Dwarf Rhododendron Pintail
***These are not first grade plants*** A highly recommended new introduction. Masses of really bright pink flowers in multiple trusses on a neat plant with upright habit. Flowering in April, this plant is outstanding and slightly scented. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly...
£17.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Princess Anne  AGMDwarf Rhododendron Princess Anne  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Princess Anne AGM
Superb compact dwarf with small clear yellow flowers tinged green that appear in trusses of 4 to 10. This plant forms a free flowering mound in April/May on a plant with fresh green leaves, turning bronzey red in autumn with good winter foliage. Fly the flag and be patriotic with this one! Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Purple Gem
Dwarf Rhododendron Purple Gem
(H7) Bright purple violet flowers in ball-shaped trusses in April. Blueish-green aromatic new foliage turns bronzey in winter. Dense rounded habit, which can be trimmed after flowering. Best in sunny position. Height 25-50cm in 10 years. Parentage: R. fastigiatum x R. minus var. minus CarolinianumBred by: J. Gable, c.1958, USA
£14.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Ramapo  AGMDwarf Rhododendron Ramapo  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Ramapo AGM
An exceptionally hardy American hybrid that we have nick-named Rambo on the nursery! It has good violet blue flowers in April, and attractive blue-green leaves all growing season. It is so tough it will take full sun. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Unusually for a dwarf variety this plant is heat tolerant. It is a tough plant that we are rather fond of. Recommended for containers, small gardens and...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Robert Seleger
Dwarf Rhododendron Robert Seleger
Lovely rose-purple flowers with darker edges in May. An interesting colour and flowering later than many other dwarf Rhododendrons, it has excellent foliage with pointed narrow leaves on a dense compact plant. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers....
£14.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Scarlet Wonder  AGMDwarf Rhododendron Scarlet Wonder  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Scarlet Wonder AGM
Stunning bright, cardinal red wavy-edged flowers appear in loose trusses in April. This is a free-flowering plant with attractive and distinctive glossy ribbed foliage. A neat growing plant which grows wider than high. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting...
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Dwarf Rhododendron SnipeDwarf Rhododendron Snipe
Dwarf Rhododendron Snipe
Pretty pale pink flowers shaded pale violet and purple, with magenta spotting, paling towards white after a couple of weeks, flowering in April. This is a very free-flowering plant with pale green leaves on a dense compact grower. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly...
£14.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Swift AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Swift AGM
A charming dwarf rhododendron with greenish yellow flowers, spotted red in the throat and striped red on the reverse in trusses of 3. It is very free flowering in early May. We love its lovely healthy foliage and habit. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting...
£17.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Tinkerbird
Dwarf Rhododendron Tinkerbird
Stunning pure white flowers flushed pink in bud in a loose truss of 3-4 in April. This is one of the first semi dwarf scented Rhododendrons hardy enough for many areas in the UK. Please note it is only hardy to -10ºC. Surprisingly bud hardy too, but we recommend a sheltered position. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid...
£16.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Wee Bee AGMDwarf Rhododendron Wee Bee AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Wee Bee AGM
Red buds open to pretty rose pink tubular flowers, deeper pink on the outside, with red spotting in April. This is a superb low mounded plant with good foliage and a neat habit. In our opinion this is easily one of the best deep pink dwarf Rhododendrons. Height 30-50cm in 10 years. Raised by Warren Berg in Washington State USA, who was also a keen bee keeper! (See also Ginny Gee and Patty Bee). ...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Wigeon
Dwarf Rhododendron Wigeon
Lovely saucer-shaped deep lavender pink flowers with deeper spotting in the centre flowering in April and May. This is a floriferous plant with a compact habit and attractive grey-green leaves all season. Height 60-80cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers....
£14.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Wren AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Wren AGM
Attractive clear yellow flowers in early May. This is a very free flowering plant often completely smothering the foliage. It has a low spreading habit with dark shiny foliage which turns bronzy red in winter. height 30-40cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers....
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Evergreen Azalea Elsie Lee AGM  STANDARD
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Evergreen Azalea Elsie Lee AGM STANDARD
Stunning double lilac-lavender flowers up to 60mm which last well, flowering in late May. A recent introduction and proving very popular, as this is a different colour to most other azaleas. A neat grower with a fairly upright habit, sometimes semi deciduous foliage. These Standards have a clear stem of approximately 50cm, with a nice colourful head measuring approximately 15-20cm now. You can expect...
£37.95
Evergreen Azalea Madame van Hecke STANDARD
Evergreen Azalea Madame van Hecke STANDARD
A popular and reliable stunning profusion of small bright pink flowers. Flowering in early May, this is a very tough and easy growing plant that has an upright habit. Height and spread 75-90cm in 10 years. These Standards have a clear stem of approximately 50cm, with a nice colourful head measuring approximately 15-20cm now. You can expect the head to measure 60-80cm in 10 years. The stem should always...
£37.95

Evergreen Azalea Schneeperle AGM   STANDARD
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Evergreen Azalea Schneeperle AGM STANDARD
NEW. Stunning pretty double white flowers in May, with slight creamy green speckling in throat up to 45mm wide. A very hardy and beautiful plant from Germany, which is proving popular here. It has a dense, compact, mound like habit. Head size 40-50cm in 10 years.These Standards have a clean stem of about 45cm, with a lollipop like head of trimmed branches and flower buds measuring approximately 15-20cm...
£37.95
Rhododendron (yak) Anuschka
Rhododendron (yak) Anuschka
Striking bright red buds open to gorgeous rosey pink flowers in late May. A lovely very hardy yakushimanum hybrid that has attractive dark green foliage. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Recommended for: Tough and reliable variety. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron (Inkarho). Parentage:...
£295.00

Rhododendron (yak) Anuschka INKARHO
Rhododendron (yak) Anuschka INKARHO
Now available on the Inkarho rootstock! Striking bright red buds open to gorgeous rosey pink flowers in late May. A lovely very hardy yakushimanum hybrid that has attractive dark green foliage. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Recommended for: Tough and reliable variety. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit:...
£26.95
Rhododendron (yak) Kalinka INKARHORhododendron (yak) Kalinka INKARHO
Rhododendron (yak) Kalinka INKARHO
Now available on the Inkarho rootstock! This lovely plant is red in bud, opening to ruby pink flowers with ruffled darker edges. It fades to pale rose pink with greenish yellow spots in May. It has a compact habit and dark shiny leaves with thin brown indumentum on the underside. Height 100cm in 10 years.Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Ideal for containers and...
£26.95

Rhododendron (yak) Lupinenberg Laguna INKARHORhododendron (yak) Lupinenberg Laguna INKARHO
Rhododendron (yak) Lupinenberg Laguna INKARHO
(H6) NEW and now available on the Inkarho rootstock! Purple buds open to deep mauve flowers with green yellow speckling, in late May. An excellent neat and compact growing yak hybrid with the deepest mauve flowers. Bred in Northern Germany, and very hardy to -20°C. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Also known as Bohlken's Lupinenberg Laguna. Lupinenberg translates to 'Lupin Mountain'. Developed at...
£26.95
Rhododendron (yak) Schneekrone AGM INKARHO
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Rhododendron (yak) Schneekrone AGM INKARHO
Now available on the Inkarho rootstock! Beautiful white flowers tinged soft pink and spotted ruby red, in a ball shaped truss. Flowering in May we think this is one of the best white yaks (compact Rhododendrons) for cold climates. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. The English translation is Snow Crown, and it certainly has a majestic flower! Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Recommended...
£26.95

Rhododendron alutaceum Var. alutaceum
Rhododendron alutaceum Var. alutaceum
(TALIENSIA H6) White flushed pink flowers with slight speckling in throat. April. Pale brown woolly continuous indumentum on the underside of the leaves. Tibet and Yunnan. Height 40-60cm in 10 years.
£24.95
Rhododendron ambiguum 'Jane Banks'
Rhododendron ambiguum 'Jane Banks'
Clear primrose yellow flowers with greenish spots on the upper lobes in April - May. It is a tough, close growing shrub with a bushy upright habit and attractive small glossy leaves with glaucous scaly underside. A delightful plant that can be pruned hard after flowering. Height 100-120cm in 10 years. R. ambiguum Jane Banks is a good clone raised at Hergest Croft Gardens in Herefordshire, which was...
£19.95

Rhododendron annae
Rhododendron annae
Lovely white open bell shaped flowers, usually with purple spotting, appear in May - June. This plant has interesting dark green narrow leaves and outstanding young foliage. A bushy upright plant that is one of our favourites. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Recommended for lovely habit and foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: sheltered woodland. Habit: upright. Group: Species Rhododendron. Subsection:...
£24.95
Rhododendron anthopogon 'Betty Graham'
Rhododendron anthopogon 'Betty Graham'
(POGONANTHUM (H6) Deep pink Daphne-like flowers in April - May. Aromatic, oval, elliptic leaves. A choice selected clone with Award of Merit 1969. Height up to 40cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soil.
£17.95

Rhododendron Anuschka STANDARD
Rhododendron Anuschka STANDARD
(H7) Bright red buds open to gorgeous rosey pink flowers in late May. A lovely very hardy yakushimanum hybrid bred by Hachmann in Northern Germany. Attractive dark green foliage. Size of head in 10 years 75-100cm. Plant in ericaceous compost. This standard has been grafted on a straight stem at 80cm height.
£85.95
Rhododendron Apricot Belle
Rhododendron Apricot Belle
New! Another interesting hybrid raised by the late Ted Millais who has succeeded in breeding this R. cinnabarinum xanthocodon hybrid which is resistant to the dreaded powdery mildew and is hardier than previous clones. The buds are a deep apricot colour, opening to attractive creamy bell shaped flowers in May. Interesting glaucous foliage on a bushy plant about 75-100cm in 10 years.
£19.95

Rhododendron arboreumRhododendron arboreum
Rhododendron arboreum
This plant has magnificent trusses of pink flowers in March-April. It has distinctive silvery to red indumentum on the underside of the large leathery leaves. The National flower of Nepal that will become a large tree in time. It makes a majestic plant that has the ability to re-grow from both the base and the trunk after a hard winter's removed. Height 150cm in 10 years. Characteristically, as with...
£24.95
Rhododendron arboreum 'Rubaiyat'.
Rhododendron arboreum 'Rubaiyat'.
Selected clone with good red flowers and darker spots flowering in March-April. It has distinctive silvery indumentum on the underside of the large glossy and leathery leaves. The National flower of Nepal that will become a large tree in time. It makes a majestic plant that has the ability to re-grow from both the base and the trunk after a hard winter. Height 150cm in 10 years. R. arboreum are variable...
£24.95

Rhododendron arboreum cinnamomeum 'Everest Reunion'
Rhododendron arboreum cinnamomeum 'Everest Reunion'
This plant has neat trusses of pink flowers in March-April. It has distinctive cinnamon red indumentum on the underside of the large leathery leaves. The National flower of Nepal that will become a large tree in time. It makes a majestic plant that has the ability to re-grow from both the base and the trunk after a hard winter. Height 150cm in 10 years.R. arboreum cinnamomeum 'Everest Reunion' makes...
£24.95
Rhododendron argyrophyllum 'Chinese Silver'  AGMRhododendron argyrophyllum 'Chinese Silver'  AGM
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Rhododendron argyrophyllum 'Chinese Silver' AGM
Red in bud, opening to excellent clear pink bell-shaped flowers, with a darker flushing. Flowering in early May argyrophyllum Chinese Silver is an excellent clone that has attractive dark green silver-backed leaves. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Recommended for wonderful foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: sheltered woodland. Habit: tree-like. Group: Species Rhododendron. Subsection: Argyrophylla. Introduction...
£24.95
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