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 and are tolerant of slightly higher pH soils. Yak hybrids mainly flower in May, and are typically very tough plants. They 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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Compact Rhodo Collection (4 x 3 litre plants!)
Picture for example only. Please see descriptions below. This is a lovely collection of 4 compact growing Rhododendrons that compliment each other and are suitable for containers, smaller gardens or for the front of a border. They are all tough and hardy plants that will grow well throughout the UK and Northern Europe.We grow these plants in 3L pots and we normally sell them for £16.95 each....
Was £67.80 Now £50.00
Rhododendron 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...
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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. Raised by Hans Hachmann in Northern Germany, it is hardy to -18C. Bronze medal, BUGA Munich 2005.
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Rhododendron 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...
£19.95

Rhododendron 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...
£26.95
Rhododendron Bow Bells  AGM
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Rhododendron Bow Bells AGM
Luscious deep pink buds open to delightful pink bells. Free flowering in April to May with attractive williamsianum type rounded leaves. The leaves have reddish-bronze young growth. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. We love this plant for it's pretty pink flowers and interesting foliage. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: williamsianum. Parentage: Corona x williamsianum. Hybridization...
£16.95

Rhododendron Bremen
Rhododendron Bremen
Glowing scarlet red flowers in a loose truss appear in April. This plant has bright silvery green leaves and is neat and compact. It is hardy, but needs a sheltered site. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: williamsianum. Parentage: unknown x williamsianum Hybridization date: pre 1950 (1945) Bred by: D G Hobbie. Origin: German. Habit:...
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Rhododendron 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:...
£16.95

Rhododendron Crimson Pippin
Rhododendron Crimson Pippin
(H6) Trusses of crimson red flowers, fading to bright red. May. This plant has excellent woolly indumentum under dark leaves with silvery tomentum above. Dense round habit. Height 60-80cm in 10 years.
Rhododendron Debbie Dane
Rhododendron Debbie Dane
(H6) Deep salmon pink bell shaped scented flowers in late May. A selection made for its special year round foliage attraction Deep green leaves with creamy brown indumentum underneath. Height 50-75cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soils. Ideal for use in planters, since 'Debbie Dane' has a small yearly growth, and therefore won't outgrow its containers. A hybrid between R. yakushimanum and...
£19.95

Rhododendron 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,...
£16.95
Rhododendron Dopey AGM
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Rhododendron Dopey AGM
A deep red yakushimanum hybrid with long-lasting flowers with dark spots in upright firm trusses in May to June. It has a compact habit with dense light green foliage. One of the 'Seven Dwarfs' series of compact growing yakushimanum hybrids. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: facetum hybrid x Fabia Group X yakushimanum...
£16.95

Rhododendron 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...
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Rhododendron Elizabeth (Red Leaf)
Rhododendron Elizabeth (Red Leaf)
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...
£16.95

Rhododendron Ernest Inman
Rhododendron Ernest Inman
Very free flowering in late May with attractive frilly edged dark lavender flowers, profusely spotted brown in the upper throat. This is a strong growing, but compact plant. Height 100-120°Cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: yakushimanum X Purple Splendour. Hybridization date: pre 20°Compact bushy. Ideal position:...
£19.95
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...
£16.95

Rhododendron Filigran (Filigree)
Rhododendron Filigran (Filigree)
(H7) NEW. Lovely large lavender pink star shaped flower with burgundy red markings on the upper lobes. May flowering. Very distinctive narrow foliage. Best in a sunny position to encourage regular flowering. Flowering can be shy on young plants. Height 100-125cm in 10 years.
£54.95
Rhododendron Flanagans Daughter
Rhododendron Flanagans Daughter
Flanagan's Daughter has stunning clear pink flowers opening to white, with a prominent crimson blotch. It makes a showy truss during late May to mid June. Well blotched yakushimanum hybrids are rare, and we think this is one of the best. Particularly as this plant has a lovely orange/yellow indumentum below the leaf. Wonderful. Height 80-120cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy...
£16.95

Rhododendron 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...
£44.95
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.•...
£16.95

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...
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Rhododendron Golden Torch  AGM
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Rhododendron Golden Torch AGM
Gorgeous salmon-pink buds open to soft pale yellow flower which is faintly spotted deeper yellow. This plant flowers in May and is consistently reliable. A very compact spreading plant. Height 60-80cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: Bambi X Grosclaude Group X griersonianum. Hybridization date: pre 2000 (1971) Bred by: Waterer's...
£16.95

Rhododendron 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...
£16.95
Rhododendron Hoppy
Rhododendron Hoppy
Striking frilled lilac-pink flowers which form a spectacular truss. The flowers fade gently from pink through to white. A reliable plant flowering in May to June. This is the largest of the 'Seven Dwarfs' series and is another of our favourites. Height 100-140cm in 10 years. Okay it should have been called Happy, but that name was already taken. As this was named in the 1970's at least it wasn't called...
£16.95

Rhododendron Hummingbird
Rhododendron Hummingbird
Attractive bright cherry red bell shaped flowers in April, fading to a deep shade of rose, in a lax truss of about 4. Good dark rounded foliage, with a slight brown indumentum on the underside. It forms a mound shaped plant with a compact habit. Height 50-75cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: williamsianum hybrid. Parentage: haematodes (s) X williamsanum. 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:...
£19.95

Rhododendron Hydon Dawn  AGM
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Rhododendron Hydon Dawn AGM
This is one of our favourite plants with very attractive frilled pale pink flowers fading to near white in May. It has excellent foliage with fawn indumentum on the underside of the leaves, and silvery new growth. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Raised by Arthur George of Hydon Nursery, Godalming. Ideal for containers and small gardens Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: yakushimanum...
£16.95
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 James Barto
Rhododendron James Barto
(H4) NEW Lovely fuscha pink bell shaped flowers in loose trusses in April/May. Splendid rounded foliage with a nice compact habit. Slightly scented. Height 75 to 100cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soil. • Ideal for small gardens.• Group: williamsianum.• Parentage: williamsianum X ? orbiculare.• Hybridization date: pre 2000 (1958).• Bred by: J.A. Barto Origin: American.•...
£16.95
Rhododendron Karminkissen
Rhododendron Karminkissen
(H6) Deep pinky red flowers, with a large calyx giving an almost double flowered appearance in late May. It also has a tendency to give a good display in September and October too. A tough plant with a semi prostrate habit. Height 30-50cm, and spread 50-75cm in 10 years. Bred by: Holger Hachmann. Origin: German. Registered in 2005 R. yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada' x Ruby Hart.
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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 choice foliage plant raised at Windsor Park. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. R. insigne x R. yakushimanum
£29.95
Rhododendron Laramie
Rhododendron Laramie
(H5) A really good foliage plant, with creamy yellow flowers in early April. A rare hybrid of R. yakushimanum x R. macabeanum, with slight tomentum on young leaves, turning semi gloss above, with orangey indumentum underneath. Height 1.25-1.5m in 10 years. This combines the wonderful foliage of 2 great plants into one superb compact plant. Raised by Jim Barlup (Washington State, USA) in 1981, and...
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Rhododendron Linda  AGM
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Rhododendron Linda AGM
We love this gorgeous plant. With frilled rose-pink bell shaped flowers in upright trusses it flowers in May. This is a good williamsianum hybrid with a dense habit and pale green egg shaped leaves. R. williamsianum hybrids always have the characteristic rounded leaves that make them so interesting. Best in a sunny position. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy...
£16.95
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:...
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Rhododendron Lupinenberg Laguna
Rhododendron Lupinenberg Laguna
(H6) NEW. Purple buds open to deep mauve flowers with green yellow speckling, in late May. An excellent yak hybrid with the deepest mauve flowers. Bred in Northern Germany, and very hardy to -20°C. Height 90cm in 10 years. Also known as Bohlken's Lupinenberg Laguna.
£19.95
Rhododendron Marion Street
Rhododendron Marion Street
(H6) White flowers edged pink, and fading to pure white during May. An excellent compact plant with pale green leaves, felted with brown indumentum on the reverse. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. AGM until 2013
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Rhododendron Marlis  AGM
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Rhododendron Marlis AGM
Fantastic red buds open to rose pink flowers with paler centres and star-shaped white lines. This plant flowers in May, buds up young and is neat growing. This is a consistently reliable plant and one that we would recommend. Height 80-120cm in 10 years. The registered name is 'Hachmann's Marlis'. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: Mars...
£23.95
Rhododendron 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...
£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...
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Rhododendron Peppermint Candy
Rhododendron Peppermint Candy
(H5) A good truss of rose pink flowers in mid May, on a choice foliage plant with thick indumentum on the undersides of the leaves. A hybrid of R. yakushimanum x May Morn, raised by renowned rhododendron species enthusiast and author John McQuire. Height 50-75cm in 10 years.
£19.95

Rhododendron Percy Wiseman  AGM
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Rhododendron Percy Wiseman AGM
Stunning showy peach pink and cream flowers, fading to creamy white in May. Good foliage and very floriferous. This is one of the most popular rhododendrons available and is certainly one of our favourites. Height 100-140cm in 10 years. Named in honour of Waterer's Nurseries head propagator at the time that they were breeding the first generation of yakushimanum hybrids. Ideal for containers and...
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Rhododendron 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 with age. 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...
£16.95

Rhododendron Queen Bee
Rhododendron Queen Bee
H5) Pink in bud, opening to pinky white bell shaped flowers in April. A wonderful foliage plant with fawn indumentum in June-July, turning brown underneath and silvery on top. Height 50-75cm in 10 years. An excellent Warren Berg (USA) hybrid that he raised in 1974, and named in 1995. R. yakushimanum x R. tsariense Full registered name is Berg's Queen Bee. A beautiful foliage wild rhododendron with...
£16.95
Rhododendron Red Heart
Rhododendron Red Heart
(H5) Pure white flowers with a striking red blotch in the centre. April-May flowering. A superb foliage plant raised by Rhododendron species enthusiast John McQuire, R. pseudochrysanthum x recurvoides. Height 40-50cm in 10 years. Ideal for displaying foliage at front of borders Ideal position: needs careful site selection and good drainage. Group: Compact Rhododendron. Parentage: pseudichrysanthum...
£26.95

Rhododendron Renoir  AGM
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Rhododendron Renoir AGM
Renoir has pretty rose pink flowers with a paler throat and distinctive crimson spots flowering in May. We like this plant because it is excellently floriferous and compact. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: Pauline X yakushimanum. Hybridization date: pre 2000 (1951) Bred by: F E W Hanger. Origin: British....
£19.95
Rhododendron Rexima
Rhododendron Rexima
(H5) An interesting foliage plant, (R. yakushimanum x 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, on a plant with a compact habit. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. An interesting hybrid from experienced German breeder Hans Robenek 1977
£16.95

Rhododendron Rusty Dane
Rhododendron Rusty Dane
Pink buds open to pure white flowers, mid to late May. A wonderful foliage selection, looking good all year, with fresh indumentum on the leaves, cream turning reddish brown. Height 50-75cm in 10 years. Another great Danish foliage selection from Svend Hansen, R. bureavii x R. pachysanthum.
£19.95
Rhododendron Sasonade
Rhododendron Sasonade
(H5) Bell shaped orangy pink flowers on a dense compact plant with interesting foliage flowering in April/May. Height in 10 years 70cm, spread 90cm. Requires moist acid soil.
£16.95
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