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 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 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...
£16.95
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...
£25.95

Rhododendron CreteRhododendron Crete
Rhododendron Crete
(H4) Magenta pink buds open to light pink flowers, yellow spotting, fading to white in May. Glossy dark foliage, thick white indumentum on a mounded plant. Good in pots and tubs. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. • Ideal for containers and small gardens.• Easy to grow.• Group: yakushimanum.• Parentage: smirnowii X yakushimanum.• Hybridization date: pre 2000 (1962).• Bred by:...
£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:...
£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 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...
Was £16.95 Now £12.70
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...
£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...
£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...
£26.95

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.•...
Was £24.95 Now £22.45
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.
Was £16.95 Now £15.25

Rhododendron Laramie
Rhododendron Laramie
**** New, to be 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 slight tomentum on the upper surface of young leaves, turning semi glossy in winter, with orangey indumentum underneath. Height 1.25-1.5m in 10 years. This combines the wonderful foliage of 2 great plants into...
£29.95
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:...
Was £16.95 Now £15.25

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 Silver Jubilee  AGMRhododendron Silver Jubilee  AGM
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Rhododendron Silver Jubilee AGM
Silver Jubilee has large trusses of sparkling greenish white flowers with a crimson eye. Flowering in June, this plant is an excellent hybrid from the old Hydon Nurseries near Godalming. It has attractive glossy pale green leaves, but can be a little shy to flower when young; - worth waiting for! Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage:...
£26.95
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

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Rhododendron Snow Mountain
G Reuthe Ltd, pre 1990. yak seedling.
£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 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 TrombaRhododendron Tromba
Rhododendron Tromba
** Please note these are not first grade plants ** Stunning slightly frilled carmine red flowers in April-May on a plant that grows wider than high. Attractive dark green rounded foliage that is bronzed when young. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: williamsianum. Parentage: 'Gardtendirektor Glocker' (s) X 'Buketta' Hybridization date:...
£24.95

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Rhododendron Valencia
(H6) Red buds open to bright orange flowers with wavy pink edging, softening to honey yellow and salmon pink in late May. Dull green leaves with velvety indumentum underneath. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. In the color scheme, Valencia 'is quite similar to the variety' Lullaby '. The buds open first in salmon orange to bright red. The freshly flowered flowers then show an orange Kronblattmitte with...
£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...
£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...
£29.95
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 £24.25

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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Rhododendron Yaku Angel
Rhododendron Yaku Angel
(H5) Pink in bud, opening to trusses of white flowers with light brown spotting during early May. A neat growing compact plant with lovely foliage, including indumentum. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soils.
£21.95

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...
£349.00
Rhododendron Yellow Saucer
Rhododendron Yellow Saucer
(H5) Orange red buds open to flat faced flowers of brilliant yellow flowers, with vivid red spotting on the upper lobe. A choice American hybrid with a compact habit, budding up and flowering in early May from a young age. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. • Ideal for front of borders and small gardens.• Easy to grow.• Group: yakushimanum hybrid.• Parentage: aberconwayi x yakushimanum...
£19.95