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:...
£295.00
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 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...
£19.95
Rhododendron BremenRhododendron 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: Compact...
£19.95

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:...
£19.95

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. • Ideal for front of borders and small gardens.• Easy to grow.• Group: yakushimanum.• Parentage: yakushimanum X sanguineum subsp. Sanguineum var. haemaleum• Hybridization date:...
£19.95
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....
£19.95

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...
£19.95
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...
£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 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:...
£19.95

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...
£295.00

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 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...
£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...
£19.95
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...
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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...
£19.95
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:...
£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...
£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 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...
£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...
£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, and felted with brown indumentum on the undersides. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. • Ideal for containers and small gardens.• Easy to grow.• Group: Yakushimanum.• Parentage: ‘Stanley Davies’ X yakushimanum ‘Koichiro Wada’.• Hybridization...
£19.95

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 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...
£26.95

Rhododendron Orange Flirt
Rhododendron Orange Flirt
(H6) Pink in bud, opening to orange flowers with deep orange spotting and pink shading. Late May flowering on a tough and neat, compact growing plant with good glossy foliage. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. There aren't many compact orange flowered rhododendrons with full sized flower trusses, but this is certainly a good one that we can recommend, especially with its excellent habit and good foliage. •...
£34.95
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...
£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 Porzellan  AGM
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Rhododendron Porzellan AGM
This stunning plant has white flowers with a prominent greenish-yellow blotch flowering in May. Bred by Hans Hachmann in Germany, this plant performed very well in RHS trials, and it is rare to have such a striking flower with a blotch on a yakushimanum hybrid. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Registered name is 'Hachmann's Porzellan'. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group:...
£19.95

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,...
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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, which has been inherited from the big leaved R. rex, but growing in a compact habit due its yakushimanum parentage. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. • Ideal for containers and small gardens.•...
£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 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. Here only counts the journal Beauty! The fresh bud is evenly rust, felted dense and adorns several weeks. The...
£21.95
Rhododendron Sasonade INKARHO
Rhododendron Sasonade INKARHO
(H5) Bell shaped orangey pink flowers on a dense compact plant with interesting foliage, flowering in April-May. Height 75cm in 10 years, with a spread of 100cm. Requires moist acid soil. • Ideal for front of borders and small gardens.• Easy to grow.• Group: A dichroanthum x yakushimanum hybrid.• Parentage: ‘ Fantastica’ (s) X dichroanthum subsp. scyphocalyx Herpesticum...
£36.95

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:...
£19.95
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. •...
£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 Snow Fire
Rhododendron Snow Fire
(H6) A recent and much admired German variety. Good compact habit with dark green foliage. Crown broad, flattened, dense. Leaves narowly lanceolate, leathery, dark green, felty underneath. Flowers late May, white, with dark orange-red centre. Requires moist acid soil. Easily withstands moderatly sunny sites and winter cold. Height 75-90cm in 10 years. Registered as Bohlken's Snow Fire. • Ideal...
£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 Surrey HeathRhododendron Surrey Heath
Rhododendron Surrey Heath
Surrey Heath has lovely rose-pink flowers with orange spotting and a creamy centre. It fades giving a wonderful two-tone effect. This is a distinctive plant that flowers in early June. It has long narrow-pointed leaves and is very compact. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. This is a great plant that is ideal for low hedging and screening. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group:...
£19.95
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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