Compact Rhododendrons

Dome-shaped plants ideal for pots and small borders, growing to 75-100cm (2.5-3 foot) in 10 years.

This group consists of Rhododendron yakushimanum and Rhododendron williamsianum hybrids forming mound shaped plants of 75 - 100 cm after 10 years. Williamsianum hybrids normally flower in April with bell shaped flowers and are tolerant of slightly higher pH soils. Yak hybrids mainly flower in May, in rounded trusses which fade gently to a paler colour. They are typically very tough plants, and are ideal for the front of border or for more formal situations in containers.

Most of these varieties are dome shaped plants, wider than their height. Specimen size plants (eg 80-90cm) will typically be measured across the spread of the plant.

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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:...
from £44.95
Rhododendron Blewbury AGMRhododendron Blewbury AGM
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Rhododendron Blewbury AGM
Blush white flowers with prominent reddish purple spotting, this is a very special plant. It has hardy broadly bell shaped flowers in dense trusses that flower in April. Of particular interest is it's dark narrow pointed leaves, with a thin light buff indumentum underneath. This is a real stunner and worth its place in the garden for the foliage alone! Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers...
£29.95

Rhododendron BrisanzRhododendron Brisanz
Rhododendron Brisanz
(H6) Bright scarlet flowers with faint speckling on the upper lobe. Flowering in May. Compact habit with matt green leaves, growing wider than high. Bred by Hans Hachmann. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soil. • Ideal for containers and small gardens.• Easy to grow.• Parentage: ‘Mars’ x haematodes (s) X ‘Erato’• Hybridization date: pre...
£26.95
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:...
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Rhododendron DocRhododendron Doc
Rhododendron Doc
Pretty pink wavy edged flowers fading to white in May. This is another plant in the 'Seven Dwarf' series of compact Rhododendrons that were raised by Waterer's Nurseries in the early 1970's. Height 70-90cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: yakushimanum X 'Corona' Hybridization date: pre 2000 (1970) Bred by Waterer Nurseries, bagshot....
£54.95
Rhododendron Elizabeth Red FoliageRhododendron Elizabeth Red Foliage
Rhododendron Elizabeth Red Foliage
Similar to Elizabeth in that this plant has masses of scarlet, funnel campanulate flowers in April. It is a rounded and compact shrub which is quite vigorous with an upright habit. The leaves are burgundy red, especially on young growth through the summer. This plant will regularly also flower in the autumn. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. We love this plant for it's fantastic red flower and wonderful...
£29.95

Rhododendron Filigran (Filigree)
Rhododendron Filigran (Filigree)
(H6) NEW. Lovely large lavender pink star shaped flower with burgundy red markings on the upper lobes, with a very distinctive narrow foliage. May flowering. Best in a sunny position to encourage regalar flowering. Flowering can be shy on young plants. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. • Ideal for containers and small gardens.• Easy to grow.• Group: Elepidote.• Parentage: Graziella...
£29.95
Rhododendron FlavaRhododendron Flava
Rhododendron Flava
With bright creamy yellow flowers, with a red basal blotch, this is a very hardy plant from Hobbie in Germany which flowers in mid May. It has lovely neat glossy leaves. Height 100-120cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: wardii (LS&T 5679) X yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'. Volker Group, but sometimes seen as Flava Group. Hybridization...
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Rhododendron Gartendirektor Glocker
Rhododendron Gartendirektor Glocker
(H6) Rose red bell shaped flowers, with darker margins in a small truss. April-May. Curious downward curved leaves, bronzey when young. Tolerates full sun well. This is a very hardy plant from Hobbie Nurseries, in Northern Germany. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. • Ideal for small gardens.• Easy to grow.• Group: williamsianum hybrid.• Parentage: Doncaster x williamsianum.•...
£19.95
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...
£26.95

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...
£21.95
Rhododendron Jubilee
Rhododendron Jubilee
(H5) Bright red flowers on a neat compact growing plant with a rounded habit. Flowering in early May. A tough plant from Germany, yet to be Registered. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. requires moist acid soils.
£19.95

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....
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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:...
£19.95

Rhododendron Lupinenberg LagunaRhododendron Lupinenberg Laguna
Rhododendron Lupinenberg Laguna
(H6) 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 Bohlken's Nursery. Look out for further selections...
£24.95
Rhododendron Mardi Gras
Rhododendron Mardi Gras
(H7) Bright pink buds open to pale pink flowers fading to blush white. May. Long, dark green leaves with reddish-brown indumentum. A compact, free flowering plant. Height 90-120cm in 10 years.
£149.00

Rhododendron Maxine ChildersRhododendron Maxine Childers
Rhododendron Maxine Childers
Beautiful waxy cardinal red flowers on a really special plant. It has textured dark green leaves with orange brown indumentum below. It resembles a compact R. strigillosum and has the same interesting bristly leaf. It flowers in April and young growth is reddish brown. We would recommend some shelter. Height 100-120cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Strong red flower and wonderful foliage. Plantsman...
£26.95
Rhododendron Pink Cherub  AGMRhododendron Pink Cherub  AGM
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Rhododendron Pink Cherub AGM
Like it's name, this plant is a real cherub. Stunning red buds open to slightly frilled pink flowers with a deeper pink edging and speckles. The flowers fade to pale pink from mid to late May. An upright, vigorous but compact plant which is one of our favourites. Height 100cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: yakushimanum X Doncaster Hybridization...
£295.00

Rhododendron Queen BeeRhododendron Queen Bee
Rhododendron Queen Bee
**** As launched by us at Chelsea Flower Show 2019**** (H5) Rosy-pink in bud, opening to pinky white bell shaped flowers in April. A wonderful foliage plant with lovely fawn indumentum in June-July, turning brown underneath and silvery on top. Height 50-75cm in 10 years. A beautiful foliage rhododendron with a very promising future. This combines some of the lovely fawn indumentum from R. tsariense,...
£21.95
Rhododendron Rosa Perle
Rhododendron Rosa Perle
(H7) Dark pink buds, opening to large ruby pink almost bell-shaped flowers 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. • Ideal for containers and small...
£26.95

Rhododendron roxieanum var. oreonastes  AGMRhododendron roxieanum var. oreonastes  AGM
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Rhododendron roxieanum var. oreonastes AGM
Attractive white flowers flushed pink with delicate purple spotting in April - May. This is a wonderful choice foliage plant with dark narrow linear leaves that have an interesting buff indumentum on the underside. This is one of the species most prized by Rhododendron collectors, due to its fantastic foliage. However it can be shy to flower in some years and it dislikes fertilizer. Recommended...
£24.95
Rhododendron Rubicon
Rhododendron Rubicon
(H4) Cardinal red flowers spotted black in April. A compact growing variety that will require shelter from hard frosts. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soil.
£149.00

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:...
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Rhododendron Sennocke
Rhododendron Sennocke
Beautiful deep waxy-red funnel shaped flowers in late May. This is a low growing bushy compact plant with glossy bright green pointed leaves. Height 100-120cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Striking flower and interesting foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage: Register states 'unknown', but an old Hydon Nurseries catalogue...
£26.95

Rhododendron Silbervelours
Rhododendron Silbervelours
**** New, to be 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. •...
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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 Special Dane
Rhododendron Special Dane
(H6) Pure white flowers in May on a plant with wonderful foliage. Silver new growth in June turns light brown contrasting with the darker older leaves. Height 50-75cm in 10 years. A hybrid between 2 great foliage species, R. bureavii x R.pachysanthum, raised by Svend Hansen in Denmark, to provide foliage interest all year around. It is low growing with a broad compact growth and has a good frost...
£21.95
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:...
£19.95

Rhododendron Veryan Bay
Rhododendron Veryan Bay
(H5) Pale pink bell shaped flowers which point downwards on red pedicels during April. A fine foliage plant raised by J C Williams at Caerhays in Cornwall crossing R. pseudochrysanthum x R. williamsianum. Height 50-75cm in 10 years. This is one of very few hybrids using the excellent foliage plant, R. pseudochrysanthum. It surely deserves to be more popular! • Ideal for front of borders and...
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Rhododendron Wanna BeeRhododendron Wanna Bee
Rhododendron Wanna Bee
Pink buds that open to delightful white bell shaped flowers with a prominent calyx and an interesting red orange flare in the throat. Flowering in early May this plant has deep green glossy foliage with an interesting buff indumentum on the underside of the leaves. A characterful and choice plant that has an upright dense habit. Height 50-75 cm in 10 years. The breeder Warren Berg, was also a keen...
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Rhododendron Winsome  AGM
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Rhododendron Winsome AGM
(H5) Pointed reddish buds open to deep pink flowers, April/May. Leaves bronzy when young with indumentum below. A fine plant for milder areas. Sheltered position in full sun. Height 80-100cm in 10 years.
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Rhododendron Yaku Angel
Rhododendron Yaku Angel
(H5) Pink in bud, opening to trusses of white flowers with light brown spotting during early May. A neat growing compact plant with lovely foliage, including indumentum. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soils.
£39.95

Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada' AGMRhododendron yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada' AGM
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Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada' AGM
Pink in bud opening to delightful white bell shaped flowers in May that have the appearance of apple blossom. Koichiro Wada has silvery new growth which turns dark glossy green, with dense brown indumentum underneath the leaf. There is a distinctive white covering (tomentum) on the top of the leaves. Height 50-75 cm in 10 years. This is generally accepted to be the best form of yakushimanum, selected...
from £23.95