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 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 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...
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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...
£25.95
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:...
£16.95

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, and since 'Debbie Dane' has a small yearly growth, it therefore won't outgrow its containers. • Ideal for containers.•...
£21.95
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....
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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...
£16.95
Rhododendron Ernest InmanRhododendron 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: Dappled...
£26.95

Rhododendron Flanagans DaughterRhododendron 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...
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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...
£24.95

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: Dense. Group:...
£26.95

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...
£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...
£26.95

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.
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Rhododendron KarminkissenRhododendron 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. • Ideal for containers and small gardens.• Easy to grow.• Group: Yakushimanum.• Parentage: Yakushimanum ‘Koichiro...
£26.95

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 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...
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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 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...
£225.00

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....
£24.95
Rhododendron 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 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. (Francis...
£26.95
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 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:...
£325.00
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. •...
£249.00
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:...
£24.95

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...
£26.95
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...
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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...
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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:...
£16.95

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...
£24.95
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 W.F.H. AGM
Waxy scarlet red funnel-shaped flowers in April to May which hold their colour well. Probably one of the best reds. WFH has dark green leaves with thick buff indumentum underneath the leaf, and a thinner coating on the upper surface when young. It is a lovely neat compact plant that has a spreading habit. Height 80-100cm in 10 years.It may seem a strange name for a plant, but it was named after W F...
Was £26.95 Now £22.00
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...
£29.95

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...
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