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 AmityRhododendron Amity
Rhododendron Amity
This yakushimanum hybrid has lovely reddish buds which open to rose pink campanulate flowers in late May. It has fabulous yellowish orange indumentum on the underside of the leaves and the new leaf growth has striking silvery indumentum. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: Grosclaude Group x 'Britannia' (s) X...
£19.95
Rhododendron Anuschka
Rhododendron 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:...
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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 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:...
£19.95

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...
£19.95
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...
£295.00

Rhododendron Golden Everest
Rhododendron Golden Everest
NEW! Stunning soft light red in bud opening to strong yellow bell shaped flowers with a discrete reddish blotch. An extraordinary flower in May/June. Good foliage with an upright habit. It needs a sheltered position with protection from late frosts. Height 80cm and spread 90cm in 10 years. Like all yellow varieties it requires good drainage and moist acid soil. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy...
£19.95
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...
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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....
£19.95
Rhododendron Laramie
Rhododendron Laramie
****Launched at Chelsea Flower Show 2019**** (H5) A really good foliage plant, with creamy yellow flowers in early April. A rare hybrid of R. yakushimanum x R. macabeanum, with a slight tomentum on the upper surface of young leaves, turning semi-glossy in winter, with a lovely orangey indumentum underneath. Height 1.25-1.5m in 10 years. This combines the wonderful foliage of 2 great plants into one...
£19.95

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:...
£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 plant, and one of the deepest mauve yakushimanum hybrids. 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...
£19.95

Rhododendron Millennium Gold
Rhododendron Millennium Gold
NEW! This plant has beautiful pure golden yellow flowers with an attractive dark speckling on the upper lobe. Flowering in May and early June, its flowers are funnel shaped, 60 x 40mm with around 14 to 17 per rounded truss. Nice glossy foliage with a lovely orange brown indumentum on the underside of the leaves. Good compact yellows are rare, but this one is proving excellent. Height 75-100cm in 10...
£19.95
Rhododendron Moon Fire
Rhododendron Moon Fire
(H6) Another outstanding plant Bred by Tijs Huisman, the flower buds open pinky orange turning to a warm golden yellow flower with dark red spots in the middle of the upper lobe, flowering May into June. This plant forms a tight compact bush, with the new growth coming through a lovely bronze red before turning a dark green. Height and width 100 – 125cm in 10 years • Ideal position: Dappled...
£21.95

Rhododendron NofreteteRhododendron Nofretete
Rhododendron Nofretete
(H6) Bright red flowers, white in the throat, with red-brown spotting on the dorsal lobe, fading paler with age in May. A great foliage plant, neat habit. Bred Bruns (Germany) 1961. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. • Ideal for containers and small gardens.• Easy to grow.• Parentage: ‘El Alamein’ (s) X insigne.• Hybridization date: pre 2000 (1961).• Bred by: W. Bruns....
£19.95
Rhododendron Queen BeeRhododendron Queen Bee
Rhododendron Queen Bee
**** As launched by us at RHS 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 especially on new growth in June-July, turning brown underneath and silvery on top. Height 50-75cm in 10 years. A beautiful rhododendron with a very promising future. This combines the lovely fawn indumentum from...
£21.95

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. •...
£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...
£28.95

Rhododendron Rusty Dane
Rhododendron Rusty Dane
Pink buds open to pure white flowers, mid to late May. A wonderful foliage selection which looks good all year, with cream indumentum on the new leaves turning rusty reddish brown, and thickly felted on the lower surface as they mature. Height and spread is 50-75cm in 10 years with a broad habit. Another great Danish foliage selection from Svend Hansen, using the species parents R. bureavii x R....
£21.95
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:...
£27.95

Rhododendron September Red
Rhododendron September Red
NEW! Pure red coloured flowers with thin brown markings. An interesting variety which flowers most years in September, and again in May - giving two bites of the cherry! Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: unknown Hybridization date: unknown. Bred by: Unknown. Origin: German Habit: Compact bushy. Ideal position:...
£19.95
Rhododendron 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...
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Rhododendron Silberwolke  AGM
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Rhododendron Silberwolke AGM
Beautiful pinky purple in bud opening to frilled ice-white flowers, spotted yellow green in the throat. This is a stunning plant flowering in late May. It is compact with deep green thick foliage. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Silberwolke means Silver Cloud and this is another of our favourites. Perhaps a nice Silver Wedding present? Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group:...
£19.95
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 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, which has given this plant some lovely foliage on a neat growing rounded plant....
£19.95
Rhododendron Vintage Rose  AGMRhododendron Vintage Rose  AGM
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Rhododendron Vintage Rose AGM
We adore this plant, having featured it in our Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal exhibit in 2009, where it stole the show! It has large trumpet shaped deep rose pink flowers that fade to near white in late May, completely smothering the plant. it has fine dark foliage with thick buff indumentum below the leaf. One of the best of the larger yak. hybrids. Height 100-120cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers...
£21.95

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...
£21.95
Rhododendron Wine and RosesRhododendron Wine and Roses
Rhododendron Wine and Roses
**** New, launched by us at Chelsea Flower Show 2019**** (H5) Distinctive dark wine red foliage, especially on new leaves and on their undersides which are displayed when ruffled by the wind. New growth bronze. Bright pink flowers, fading to pale pink, in an open-topped truss. Very free flowering in April. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. If you have a bank or higher peice of ground this plant looks...
£19.95

Rhododendron Winsome  AGMRhododendron Winsome  AGM
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Rhododendron Winsome AGM
(H5) Pointed reddish buds open to wavy-edged deep pink flowers in 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. • Ideal for containers and small gardens.• Easy to grow.• Parentage: Humming Bird Group (s) X griersonianum• Hybridization date: pre 1950 (1930).• Bred by: Lord...
£195.00
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...
£26.95