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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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.
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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.•...
£14.95

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...
£14.95
Dwarf Rhododendron calostrotum 'Gigha'  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron calostrotum 'Gigha' AGM
calostrotum Gigha has beautiful and interesting rose-crimson flat saucer shaped flowers which stand above the wonderful silver-grey foliage in April-May. A lovely free flowering and neat plant. 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. This plant...
£17.95

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...
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Dwarf Rhododendron calostrotum riparioidesDwarf Rhododendron calostrotum riparioides
Dwarf Rhododendron calostrotum riparioides
(SALUENENSIA H4) A semi-dwarf shrub with rosy purple flowers in June, often repeating in autumn. Grey green leaves. Up to 40cms in 10 years.
£17.95

Dwarf Rhododendron campylogynum Myrtilloides AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron campylogynum Myrtilloides AGM
Delightful thimble shaped plum purple nodding flowers on long pedicels in May-June. This is a very dwarf form that is one of our favourites featuring in many of our Chelsea exhibits over the years. Height and spread 30cm in 10 years. This plant was collected by Frank Kingdon Ward from China in about 1920. It is one of the most charming dwarf rhododendrons. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but...
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Dwarf Rhododendron Carmen AGMDwarf Rhododendron Carmen AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Carmen AGM
Stunning waxy dark red flowers in loose trusses in April. It has small glossy green leaves and we believe is one of the deepest red dwarfs available. Slow growing with a height 40cm and spread of 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. This variety does...
£14.95

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 charitopes  F 25570Dwarf Rhododendron charitopes  F 25570
Dwarf Rhododendron charitopes F 25570
An attractive dense low growing shrub with campanulate pink flowers speckled crimson that flowers in April/May. It sometimes also flowers in the autumn. Height 60-80cm in 10 years. You will note that the plant collector's seed number (Forrest 25570) appears by the name of this plant. This identifies who collected the plant from the wild, and by referring to their Collection Notes, (which now often...
£17.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Crane  AGMDwarf Rhododendron Crane  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Crane AGM
With lovely pure creamy white flowers this pretty plant flowers in April. It is tough and very floriferous - a very popular plant that forms a neat dwarf mound. 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. This is a tough plant and we think one of...
£14.95
Dwarf Rhododendron dendrocharis
Dwarf Rhododendron dendrocharis
(MOUPINENSIA H5) Large rose-pink flowers in March-April. Small dark leaves. Height to 40cm in 10 years. • Recommended for: small gardens.• Plantsman range.• Ideal position: Dappled shade.• Habit: Low growing shrub.• Group: Dwarf Rhododendron species.• Ideal soil: pH 4.5 to 6.• RHS Hardiness Rating: H5.• How we usually propagate this plant: Cutting.
£19.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Egret  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Egret AGM
Masses of pretty dainty white bell-shaped flowers in April. The flowers stand up high above the glossy mid green foliage. This is a compact neat growing plant, best in some sun to flower freely. Height 30-45cm 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. One of...
£14.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Elfin Gold
Dwarf Rhododendron Elfin Gold
(H6) Pretty light yellow green funnel shaped flowers on a very compact plant in April-May. A choice dwarf rhododendron with pale ovate leaves, bred by noted breeder Barry Starling in Devon. Height 25-50cm 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...
£17.95

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 Golden Princess
Dwarf Rhododendron Golden Princess
The most golden yellow flowers of any dwarf rhododendron. Floriferous deep yellow flowers cover the whole plant in April. With a compact habit it has excellent dwarf foliage that turns bronze in winter. 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....
£17.95

Dwarf Rhododendron groenlandicum
Dwarf Rhododendron groenlandicum
(LEDUM H7) Distinctive many flowered inflorescence of small white flowers at the ends of woolly shoots. April-June. A very hardy alpine ledum type plant from Greenland. Height 30-50cm in 10 years. • Recommended for: small gardens and later flowers.• Easy to grow.• Ideal position: Some sun.• Habit: Upright shrub.• Group: Dwarf Rhododendron species.• Tolerant of more sun.•...
£17.95
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 hirsutum
Dwarf Rhododendron hirsutum
Pretty flowers that range from pale pink to crimson in June/July. It is a wonderful compact, spreading shrub with interesting hairy margins to its leaves. 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. One of only a few Rhododendron species which will tolerate growing in higher pH and neutral...
£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 Peter Bee
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...
£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 Ptarmigan  AGMDwarf Rhododendron Ptarmigan  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Ptarmigan AGM
Gorgeous pure white and free-flowering with contrasting dark brown anthers. It looks like a patch of snow in March - April. Small dark foliage on a spreading plant that is tough and drought resistant. 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. One...
£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 russatum (Blue Black form)  AGMDwarf Rhododendron russatum (Blue Black form)  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron russatum (Blue Black form) AGM
Striking deep violet flowers in April-May. This particular clone has been specially selected for its really deep coloured flowers and always gets lots of attention. An excellent garden shrub with small glossy scaly leaves and a compact mounding 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...
£17.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Sarled  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Sarled AGM
(H6) Light pink buds open to creamy-white long-lasting daphne-like flowers in May. Tiny, narrow leaves on a dense, compact plant. An easy and pleasing plant to grow, but avoid full sun. Height 30-50cm 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...
£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 trichostomum 'Collingwood Ingram'  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron trichostomum 'Collingwood Ingram' AGM
Very pretty pink daphne like flowers in striking trusses in May - June. This is a most beautiful low growing shrub with aromatic grey-green oblong lanceolate leaves. 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. We think this is one of the best clones available and is very rare. It dislikes...
£17.95

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). ...
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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....
£14.95
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:...
£395.00

Rhododendron (yak) Dreamland  AGM INKARHO
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Rhododendron (yak) Dreamland AGM INKARHO
Now available on the Inkarho rootstock! This plant has very pretty pale pink flowers with darker edges. 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.Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy...
£249.00
Rhododendron (yak) Polaris AGM INKARHORhododendron (yak) Polaris AGM INKARHO
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Rhododendron (yak) Polaris AGM INKARHO
Now available on the Inkarho rootstock! This tough little plant has red buds opening to ruby pink, ruffled flowers with a paler centre in May. It has good foliage and is wind, sun and cold tolerant. Height 80-120cm in 10 years. Also known as Hachmann's Polaris. Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Ideal for containers and small gardens. A tough variety that is easy...
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Rhododendron Albert Schweitzer  AGM
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Rhododendron Albert Schweitzer AGM
Lovely deep pink buds open to rosy-pink flowers with a dark reddish blotch in late May. This is a tough and hardy variety with an upright habit. It is named after Albert Schweitzer, the missionary working in Africa. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. This is a great tough plant that is ideal for hedging and screening. Recommended for: Hedging/screening, tough variety. Easy to grow. Ideal position:...
from £25.95
Rhododendron Alice  AGM
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Rhododendron Alice AGM
Deep pink flowers fading to pale rose and almost to white in a sunny site. Tall growing and sun tolerant. Height 180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: beautiful flowers. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hardy Hybrid. Parentage: derived from griffithianum. Hybridization date: pre 1950 (pre 1910). Bred by: Waterer (Bagshot). Origin: British. Tolerant...
£27.95

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 Angelo (MR form)
Rhododendron Angelo (MR form)
Huge trusses of pale pink scented flowers in June. A very vigorous plant, with an open treelike habit for sheltered woodland and shaded gardens. Height 180cm in 10 years. We selected this clone from the National Trust garden at Sheffield Park as the foliage seems much more resistant to Powdery Mildew compared to other clones of Angelo. Recommended for: Later flowering and scent. Plantsman range. Ideal...
£31.95

Rhododendron Angelo (SP #2)
Rhododendron Angelo (SP #2)
(H5) Huge trusses of pale pink scented flowers in June. A vigorous clone with long narrow blueish leaves and an open tree-like habit for sheltered woodland and shaded gardens. Height 180cm in 10 years. We were kindly given this clone from Sheffield Park gardens (National Trust) where there are a number of different clones growing nicely in a woodland glade. Archie Skinner, the renowned Head Gardener...
£31.95
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 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 Apricot FantasyRhododendron Apricot Fantasy
Rhododendron Apricot Fantasy
Outstanding and glowing light orange flowers in a perfect truss during mid May. A flower that really grabs your attention, so unfortunately we often sell out early! This plant has an upright habit with good glossy foliage. One of our favourites. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Stunning flower! Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid. Parentage:...
£27.95

Rhododendron augustinii 'Bowood Blue'
Rhododendron augustinii 'Bowood Blue'
NEW SELECTION! A most beautiful shrub, with large almost blue flowers. April - May. Upright bushy habit. Some protection required for first two winters. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. This is one of Lord Lansdowne's favourite augustinii clones from his spectacular Rhododendron collection at Bowood House. We are privileged to be the first nursery to offer this selection. It is a superb blue...
£19.95
Rhododendron AvalancheRhododendron Avalanche
Rhododendron Avalanche
Stunning large trusses of pure white flowers with a delightful rose blotch in the centre. A super early variety that flowers March to April. This plant forms a large woodland plant which has very attractive young growth. Height 180cm plus in 10 years. Recommended for: Fabulous early blooms. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Sheltered woodland. Habit: Dense. Group:...
£31.95

Rhododendron 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:...
£19.95
Rhododendron Beau BrummellRhododendron Beau Brummell
Rhododendron Beau Brummell
Flowering late in June, this plant has excellent late scarlet red, waxy flowers with darker speckling. It is certainly eye-catching and the flowers form a spectacular ball-shaped truss and lovely matt green foliage. It will perform best in light shade. Height 150-180cm in 10 years.It certainly ranks as one of our favourites and is ideal for hedging and screening. Recommended for: Hedging/screening...
£27.95

Rhododendron BelamiRhododendron Belami
Rhododendron Belami
Stunning white flowers with prominent red speckled blotch on the upper lobe. A dense ball type truss of 12 flowers, each being funnel shaped measuring 50-60 x 80-96mm - a real gem. Starting in mid May, the flowers open pale pink with a darker blotch, but quickly change to white with the striking red blotch. This is a tough award winning plant with dark green foliage from Hachmann in Northern Germany....
£24.95
Rhododendron BibianiRhododendron Bibiani
Rhododendron Bibiani
Gorgeous dark crimson flowers with maroon spots flowering in April/May. This is a vigorous plant with dark glossy foliage. Height 180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: earlier flowers and great foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations, dappled shade. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid. Parentage: 'Moser's Maroon' X arboreum. Hybridization date: pre 1950 (1934). Bred by: L. de...
£27.95
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