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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Compact Rhodo Collection (4 x 3 litre plants!)
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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 £19.95 each....
£60.00
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...
£19.95

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 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:...
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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 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...
£44.95

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 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 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 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...
£19.95

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...
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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 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...
£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...
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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 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 really choice foliage plant raised at Windsor Park, which looks good all year, with whitish tormentum in summer on the upper surfaces, turning glossy dark green in winter. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: Yakushimanum. ...
£21.95

Rhododendron 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...
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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 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...
£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 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 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...
£21.95

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....
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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:...
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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 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 Red and GoldRhododendron Red and Gold
Rhododendron Red and Gold
(H4) Bright red trumpet shaped flowers, held in large conical trusses of about 12, in early May. Bold and distinctive yellow variegated leaves on a compact growing plant with a rounded habit. A showy plant for small gardens and the front of borders. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soils. Also known as ‘Cornubia Variegated’ • Ideal for containers and small gardens.•...
£19.95
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. •...
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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...
£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 Sasonade
Rhododendron Sasonade
(H5) Distinctive bell shaped orangey pink flowers on a dense compact plant with interesting dark green 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: yakushimanum hybrid.• Parentage: ‘ Fantastica’ (s) X dichroanthum subsp. scyphocalyx Herpesticum...
£19.95

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 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 Silberwolke  AGM
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Rhododendron Silberwolke AGM
Beautiful pinky purple in bud opening to frilled ice-white flowers, spotted yellow green in the throat. This is a stunning plant flowering in late May. It is compact with deep green thick foliage. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Silberwolke means Silver Cloud and this is another of our favourites. Perhaps a nice Silver Wedding present? Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group:...
£19.95

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Rhododendron Silver Copper
Masses of pinky-white frilly flowers with a dark red blotch in the centre, opening in May. On a dense compact plant. Height between 100 -125cm in ten yearsThis plant has wonderful new foliage, which is where it gets the name, new growth starts to open in June / July covered in a bright silvery tomentum which turns a copper colour before washing off to reveal dark green leaves in the winter months....
£28.95
Rhododendron Silver Dane
Rhododendron Silver Dane
(H6) NEW. Rose pink in bud, opening to white flowers in flat trusses, with light greenish brown spots on the upper lobes. May flowering. Spectacular silvery white new foliage and woolly indumentum. Height 50-75cm in 10 years. One of the superb 'Dane' series of rhododendrons raised for their superb foliage. Parentage: R. yakushimanum X pachysanthumBred by Svend Hansen, Denmark in about 1985, and introduced...
£28.95

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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:...
£19.95
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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