Compact Rhododendrons

Dome-shaped plants ideal for pots and small borders, growing to 75-125cm (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...
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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 BarbarellaRhododendron 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 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...
£21.95
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 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....
£19.95

Rhododendron Dormouse
Rhododendron Dormouse
This delightful plant has delicate pink, two-toned bell-shaped flowers, that are deeper pink on the outside. Flowering in April. This is a great example of a williamsianum hybrid with lovely rounded leaves and attractive copper coloured young foliage in summer. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. We love this plant for it's unusual round leaves and fabulous young foliage. It's a real winner. Ideal for...
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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 Group...
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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 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 Everest
Rhododendron Golden Everest
NEW! Bright red buds with yellow shading opening to stunning vivid yellow bell shaped flowers with delicate reddish markings at the base of 3 dorsal lobes, in a rounded loose truss. An extraordinary flower during May-June. Good glossy dark green foliage on a plant with an upright habit. It needs a sheltered position with protection from late frosts. Height 80cm and spread 90cm in 10 years. Like all...
£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...
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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 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 Dawn  AGMRhododendron 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...
£19.95
Rhododendron Hydon Hunter  AGMRhododendron Hydon Hunter  AGM
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Rhododendron Hydon Hunter AGM
This plant has beautiful deep pink flowers paling in the centre with light orange spotting. Very useful to extend the flowering season, this lovely plant flowers in May to June. It is compact, with dark green leaves and an upright habit and is one of the larger yakushimanum hybrids. Height 100-140cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage:...
£125.00

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....
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Rhododendron LaramieRhododendron 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 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 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 Mardi Gras
Rhododendron Mardi Gras
(H7) Cherry red buds open to ball shaped trusses of pale rosy-pink flowers fading to blush white in May. Excellent foliage, with long dark green glossy leaves, and reddish-brown indumentum on the undersides. A compact, free flowering plant, broader than tall. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. • Ideal for containers and small gardens.• Easy to grow and very hardy.• Group: yakushimanumn hybrid.•...
£295.00
Rhododendron Masai MaraRhododendron Masai Mara
Rhododendron Masai Mara
(H6) Red in bud before opening to white flowers that have a light pink outer edge to them and some faint speckling in the upper lobes in mid-May. Grown as much for its wonderful foliage as its flowers. The new leaves open with a dark tan coating of tomentum on the upper surface which will wash off with time to leave dark green glossy leaves. The leaves also emerge with a light tan (almost white) indumentum...
£74.95

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 Nancy Evans AGM
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Rhododendron Nancy Evans AGM
Orange buds opening to deep golden yellow flowers on this stunning plant. It flowers in early May and in our opinion is one of the best yellow varieties. The foliage is of particular interest having distinct oval leaves. New foliage has bronzy leaves which turn a lovely glossy deep green. Height about 140cm, and spread about 160cm in 10 years.As with all yellow Rhododendrons, this plant does need good...
£19.95

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 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 Polaris  AGMRhododendron Polaris  AGM
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Rhododendron Polaris AGM
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. Ideal for containers and small gardens. A tough variety that is easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'(s) X 'Omega'. Hybridization date:...
£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...
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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 with faint brownish markings, 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, and brown...
£28.95

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...
£26.95
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:...
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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 SilberveloursRhododendron 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 Silver CopperRhododendron Silver Copper
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Rhododendron Silver Copper
NEW! Masses of pinky-white frilly flowers with a dark red blotch in the centre, flowering in May. The plant is named for its wonderful new foliage during the summer months. The new growth in June and July is covered in a bright silvery tomentum (powdery coating) which turns a copper colour before washing off in autumn rains to reveal dark green leaves during the winter months. The leaf undersides are...
£28.95

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. Lovely white flowers in late May with a prominent dark orange-red centre. Good compact, broad and dense habit with attractive dark green foliage. The dark green leaves are narrowly lanceolate, leathery, with felty indumentum underneath.Easily withstands moderately sunny sites and winter cold. Height 75-90cm in 10 years. Registered as Bohlken's Snow Fire. •...
£19.95

Rhododendron Stadt Essen
Rhododendron Stadt Essen
Stadt Essen has gorgeous clear-pink flowers with a deeper edging flowering in April. A particularly good and hardy williamsianum hybrid from Hobbie's Nursery and Garden in Northern Germany, with deep green rounded foliage which is bronzed when young. R. williamsianum hybrids are renowned for their rounded leaves which make them an interesting addition to any garden. They will also tolerate slightly...
£19.95
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:...
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Rhododendron Tidbit  AGM
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Rhododendron Tidbit AGM
This stunning plant has cherry red buds which open to salmon orange, well textured flowers with red throats. Flowering in late May it has good dark foliage with shiny pointed leaves on a compact plant. Raised in Oregon in America. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: dichroanthum (s) X wardii. Hybridization date: pre...
£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:...
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