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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Rhododendron BarbarellaRhododendron Barbarella
Rhododendron Barbarella
(H5) NEW. Lovely orange, pink, red and yellow colour flowers during May. An outstanding compact yakushimanum hybrid with nice glossy foliage. Height 50-75cm in 10 years. • Ideal for containers and small gardens.• Easy to grow.• Group: yakushimanum.• Parentage: Lampion x (viscidifolium x wardii).• Hybridization date: pre 2000 (1984).• Bred by: Hans Hachmann. Origin:...
£22.95
Rhododendron Birthday GirlRhododendron Birthday Girl
Rhododendron Birthday Girl
A really lovely plant that has deep pink buds which open to large clear pink flowers. Flowering in May, this is a dense and compact hybrid with deep green leaves. Choice plant from the famous Exbury Gardens. Ideal for a special birthday present! Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: yakushimanum (s) X white form of catawbiense. Hybridization...
£22.95

Rhododendron CarusoRhododendron Caruso
Rhododendron Caruso
(H5) Large vibrant pink full trusses made of 12 flowers, approximatley 15cm across. Richer pink towards the edges and on the back of each flower, they also contain darker red markings which turn orange in the throat. Flowering in early May. This plant has lovely dark glossy green foliage on a compact habit. Height 125-150cm in 10 years.
£39.95
Rhododendron Cowslip AGMRhododendron Cowslip AGM
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Rhododendron Cowslip AGM
Beautiful bell-shaped flowers of pale primrose yellow to cream with pinky red markings in loose trusses. Flowering in April it has rounded leaves on a compact plant. Best with some shelter. Height 80-120cm in 10 years. As with all yellow Rhododendrons, this plant does need good drainage (but not dry conditions!). Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: williamsianum hybrid. Parentage:...
£44.95

Rhododendron Crest  AGMRhododendron Crest  AGM
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Rhododendron Crest AGM
Orangey buds open to glowing long-lasting clear primrose yellow flowers in May. This beautiful plant has deep green shiny leaves and has long been considered one of the best yellow hybrids. As with all yellow Rhododendrons, this plant does need good drainage (but not dry conditions!) especially in winter. It prefers a little shelter. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. Recommended for: stunning yellow...
£39.95
Rhododendron Dormouse
Rhododendron Dormouse
This delightful plant has delicate pink, two-toned bell-shaped flowers, that are deeper pink on the outside. Flowering in April. This is a great example of a williamsianum hybrid with lovely rounded leaves and attractive copper coloured young foliage in summer. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. We love this plant for it's unusual round leaves and fabulous young foliage. It's a real winner. Ideal for...
£22.95

Rhododendron Dreamland  AGMRhododendron Dreamland  AGM
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Rhododendron Dreamland AGM
This plant has very pretty pale pink flowers with darker edges, fading with a hint of creaminess. It flowers in May and has wonderful stiff green leaves with pale undersides. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. This plant is one of our most popular sellers and is consistently reliable. Highly recommended. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: Fabia Group...
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Rhododendron Dufthecke Yellow INKARHO
Rhododendron Dufthecke Yellow INKARHO
Available on the Inkarho rootstock! Lovely yellow flowers that are slightly scented change gracefully to a delicate creamy colour in May. It has nice glossy pale green leaves on a plant of neat dense compact growth. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. This one is ideal for hedging and screening. The German translation is fragrant hedge! Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Recommended...
£59.95

Rhododendron Fantastica  AGM
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Rhododendron Fantastica AGM
Stunning red flowers with a paler centre fading to an attractive pink in May. We think this is one of Hachmann's best hybrids and one of our favourites. It has lovely dark foliage which contrasts well with the flowers. Height 100-120cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: 'Mars' (s) X yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada' Hybridization date:...
£22.95
Rhododendron Germania
Rhododendron Germania
This is an outstanding plant introduced from Hobbie in Germany, with huge buds opening to deep pink flowers in a large upright truss during late May. It has an excellent habit, is tough and has large pale green rounded leaves. Tends to grow wider than it is tall. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Striking flower and great habit. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit:...
£32.95

Rhododendron GrumpyRhododendron Grumpy
Rhododendron Grumpy
This plant has lovely orange buds that open to cream flowers with pink edging and spotting in late May. It is the most compact of the 'Seven Dwarfs' series with excellent foliage and stunning woolly indumentum on the underside of the leaves. Height 80cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: yakushimanum X unknown hybrid. Hybridization...
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Rhododendron Hussar
Rhododendron Hussar
Rarely available elsewhere, this plant has exceptional blood red flowers speckled brown. It is very free flowering in May and has a great compact habit. Its attractive dark pointed leaves have an interesting white indumentum underneath. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Wonderful red flower and great foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group:...
£22.95

Rhododendron Hydon Hunter  AGMRhododendron Hydon Hunter  AGM
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Rhododendron Hydon Hunter AGM
This plant has beautiful deep pink flowers paling in the centre with light orange spotting. Very useful to extend the flowering season, this lovely plant flowers in May to June. It is compact, with dark green leaves and an upright habit and is one of the larger yakushimanum hybrids. Height 100-140cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage:...
£125.00
Rhododendron Hydon Velvet
Rhododendron Hydon Velvet
Wonderful pale pink flowers in a compact truss flowering in mid May. This plant has fantastic foliage with cinnamon indumentum on underside of leaves. Makes a compact shrub that will attract lots of interest. Height 80 - 90cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: yakushimanum (s) X bureavii. Hybridization date: pre 2000 (late 1960's) Bred...
£29.95

Rhododendron KalinkaRhododendron Kalinka
Rhododendron Kalinka
(H7) Red in bud, opening to ruby pink flowers with ruffled darker edges. Fades pale rose pink with greenish yellow spots in May. Compact habit with dark shiny leaves. Height 100cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: 'Morgenort' (s) X 'Mars' x yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada' Hybridization date: pre 2000 (1969) Bred by Hans Hachmann....
£32.95
Rhododendron King's Ride
Rhododendron King's Ride
(H5) A neat domed truss of white bell shaped flowers, speckled brown and flushed purple-pink when young. Late May. A lovely and really choice foliage plant raised at Windsor Park, which looks good all year, with whitish tormentum in summer on the upper surfaces, turning glossy dark green in winter. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: Yakushimanum. ...
£24.95

Rhododendron Lemon DreamRhododendron Lemon Dream
Rhododendron Lemon Dream
Lovely delicate pale lemon yellow flowers in mid May. This is a compact growing plant with dark green foliage and stunning indumentum below the leave. Height 90-100 cm in 10 years. Sometimes the flowers are double. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: 'Nancy Evans' X un-named seedling (Whitney no.5736). Hybridization date: pre 2000 (1983) Bred...
£22.95
Rhododendron Lovely William
Rhododendron Lovely William
Stunning deep rose flowers in a loose truss in April to May. We like this plant for its low growing open habit and lovely rounded leaves. R. williamsianum hybrids have characteristic rounded leaves that give them that little extra interest in the garden. Bred by Sir James Horlick on Isle of Gigha, Argyllshire. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group:...
£22.95

Rhododendron Marie Fortie
Rhododendron Marie Fortie
(H5) Dark wine red flowers in a compact conical truss with frilly edges, and a blotch of darker markings on the upper lobe. Late May to mid June flowering. Attractive dark green foliage held on dark stems. An old variety with an interesting colour, but unknown parentage originating from Belgium before 1925. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Sometimes incorrectly named as 'Mademoiselle Marie Fortie', or...
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Rhododendron Nova ZemblaRhododendron Nova Zembla
Rhododendron Nova Zembla
(H6) Deep pink in bud opening to deep pink flowers with darker spotting during late May to early June. These can fade to soft pink in strong sun. Great dark green foliage on a sturdy upright plant. Good for hedging and screening. It is also heat and sun tolerant, and very hardy. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Hedging/screening. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit:...
£35.95

Rhododendron Rosa Perle
Rhododendron Rosa Perle
(H7) Dark pink buds, opening to large ruby pink almost bell-shaped flowers with faint brownish markings, held in a loose truss between mid-May and early June. A wide mound forming plant growing wider than it does high (125cm high by 150cm wide in ten years), with interesting narrow lanceolate leaves which have a distinctive white covering (tomentum) on the top when new growth first appears, and brown...
£30.95
Rhododendron Schneekrone  AGM
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Rhododendron Schneekrone AGM
A tough plant with white flowers tinged soft pink and spotted ruby red in a ball shaped truss of 12 to 17 flowers, each approximately 50mm. Flowering in May this is one of the best white yakushimanum hybrids for cold climates. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Translated, this plant is 'Snow Crown' and it certainly is a real beauty. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage:...
£49.95

Rhododendron SilberveloursRhododendron Silbervelours
Rhododendron Silbervelours
**** Launched at Chelsea Flower Show 2019**** (H5) Rounded trusses of pale pink, fading to cream with yellow green spotting in a truss of 14-16. Late April-May. A wonderful foliage plant with beautiful silvery white new growth for most of the season, with yellowy thick wooly indumentum on the undersides all summer, especially in full sun. Excellent habit. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. • Compact...
£29.95
Rhododendron Sneezy AGM
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Rhododendron Sneezy AGM
This plant has very pretty pink flowers with darker edges flowering in late May. One of the more vigorous 'Seven Dwarfs' yakushimanum hybrids, with an upright growing habit. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: yakushimanum X 'Doncaster' Hybridization date: pre 2000 (1970) Bred by Waterer's Nurseries, Bagshot. Origin:...
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Rhododendron Sneezy AGM STANDARD
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Rhododendron Sneezy AGM STANDARD
This plant has very pretty pink flowers with darker edges flowering in late May. One of the 'Seven Dwarfs' yakushimanum hybrids and has a vigorous upright growing habit. Size of head 80-100cm in 10 years. These Standards have a clean stem of about 80cm and have been top-work grafted at that height, with a lollipop-like head of trimmed branches and flower buds. Standards will always require staking...
£95.95
Rhododendron StaccatoRhododendron Staccato
Rhododendron Staccato
(H6) Deep rose pink double flowers in March,on a semi- evergreen upright plant. Leaves turn purple-red in Winter. very hardy up to -24. Height 1.5-1.75 meters in 10 years. Requires dappled shade and moist acid soil. • Recommended for striking early flower.• Ideal position: Sheltered.• Habit: Upright.• Group: Rhododendron hybrid.• Parentage: Dauricum X Unknown• Hybridization...
£34.95

Rhododendron Summertime Blue
Rhododendron Summertime Blue
(H5) Glowing blue flowers, late in the season during late June, to extend the flowering season. An augustinii x trichanthum hybrid with upright habit, best in some shade to preserve the blooms. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soils.
£59.95
Rhododendron Titian Beauty
Rhododendron Titian Beauty
This is a stunner! It has rich deep red waxy flowers on long pedicels flowering in May to June. It has fine dark green leaves with silvery indumentum on the underside. A super dense compact plant. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: facetum x 'Fabia Tangerine' X yakushimanum x 'Fabia Tangerine'. Hybridization date:...
£32.95

Rhododendron Tortoiseshell Orange  AGMRhododendron Tortoiseshell Orange  AGM
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Rhododendron Tortoiseshell Orange AGM
Very attractive orange-red flowers shaded pink in loose trusses during June. It forms a compact dome shaped plant with attractive glossy leaves. It will perform best in some shade and in a sheltered position. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. Recommended for: gorgeous orange flowers. Plantsman range. Ideal position: Dappled shade, needs careful site selection. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage:...
£35.95
Rhododendron Walkure
Rhododendron Walkure
NEW! Very large bright rose pink flowers with ruby-pink frilly edging and darker markings in the throat. Flowering in late May to early June this is an excellent tough plant from Northern Germany. Height 150-180cm in 10 years.Named after the Wagner opera.Please note this variety has a broad habit, wider than its height. Specimen sizes will typically be measured across the spread of the plant. Recommended...
£28.95

Rhododendron Yellow Saucer
Rhododendron Yellow Saucer
(H5) Orange red buds open to flat faced flowers of brilliant yellow flowers, with vivid red spotting on the upper lobe and around the ovary in the centre of the flower. A choice American hybrid with a compact habit, budding up and flowering in early May from a young age. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. • Ideal for front of borders and small gardens.• Easy to grow.• Group: yakushimanum...
£22.95