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 yakushimanum...
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Rhododendron AstridRhododendron Astrid
Rhododendron Astrid
Lovely deep pink flowers with white throat, fading to pale pink. She flowers in May - June and has good glossy dark green foliage. Height 100-120cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: Fantastica x Hachmanns' Feuerschein. Hybridization date: pre 2000 (1976) Bred by: Hans Hachmann. Origin: Germany. Habit: Compact bushy. Ideal...
£18.95

Rhododendron BarbarellaRhododendron Barbarella
Rhododendron Barbarella
(H5) 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: German.•...
£22.95
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...
£24.95

Rhododendron Blue PrintRhododendron Blue Print
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Rhododendron Blue Print
(H6) An interesting two tone purple and white flower from mid May - early June. The main bulk of the flower is purple with a white star shaped centre which darks to purple as the flowers age. Each individual flower has faint speckling in the upper lobe. This plant grows to form a dense mound of bottle green foliage. The new stems and leaf petioles open a dark purplish red before turning green over...
£20.00
Rhododendron BrasiliaRhododendron Brasilia
Rhododendron Brasilia
(H7) Rose pink flowers, with peachy orange and yellow shading in May. A compact growing hardy plant from Germany. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Tough and reliable variety. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage: (‘Omega' x wardii) x (wardii x ‘Alice Street') Hybridization date: Bred by: Hans Hachmann...
£20.00

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...
£18.95
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...
£18.95

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...
£225.00
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...
£22.95

Rhododendron KalinkaRhododendron Kalinka
Rhododendron Kalinka
Please note the 7.5 litre plants are seconds, so not first grade, slightly mis-shaped and may or may not have flower buds. (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:...
£54.95
Rhododendron Lovely WilliamRhododendron 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:...
£32.95

Rhododendron Marlis  AGMRhododendron Marlis  AGM
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Rhododendron Marlis AGM
Fantastic red buds open to rose pink flowers with paler centres and star-shaped white lines. This plant flowers in May, buds up young and is neat growing. This is a consistently reliable plant and one that we would recommend. Height 80-120cm in 10 years. The registered name is 'Hachmann's Marlis'. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: Mars X yakushimanum...
£18.95
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...
£32.95

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. Please note this variety can be shy to flower, so you may need to wait 2-3 years. • Ideal for containers and small gardens.• Easy to grow.• Parentage: ‘El Alamein’...
£18.95
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:...
£22.95

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...
£35.95
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. •...
£35.95

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...
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Rhododendron Rusty DaneRhododendron Rusty Dane
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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....
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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:...
£18.95
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...
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Rhododendron September Red
Rhododendron September Red
(H5) 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: yakushimanum x R. 'Sammetglut' Hybridization date: unknown. Bred by: Klaus Löptien. Origin: German Habit:...
£22.95
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 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:...
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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...
£59.95

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:...
£18.95
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 Special DaneRhododendron Special Dane
Rhododendron Special Dane
(H6) Pure white flowers in a neat dome shaped truss during May, on a plant with wonderful foliage. Silver new growth in June turns light brown contrasting with the darker older leaves. Height 125 -150cm in 10 years. Another wonderful 'Dane' series rhododendron noted for their excellent foliage, and raised by Svend Hansen in Denmark. The parents of this one are 2 great foliage species, R. bureavii...
£59.95
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:...
£22.95

Rhododendron taliense 'Woolly Dane'
Rhododendron taliense 'Woolly Dane'
(TALIENSIA H7) Creamy pinkish white bell shaped and spotted flowers in April - May. Honey scented foliage. Thick tawny indumentum on underside of leaves. This selection of R. taliense, 'Woolly Dane' has dense woolly felted indumentum in a cognac colour. This thick soft felt graces the new leaves, their undersides, and the shoots throughout the year. The foliage is elliptic to oval, with quite...
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Rhododendron TibetRhododendron Tibet
Rhododendron Tibet
Tibet is a gorgeous compact neat growing plant with pink buds that open into pure sparkling white bell-shaped flowers in April. A williamsianum hybrid with attractive rounded foliage with deep-green leaves. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: williamsianum. Parentage: 'Bismarck' (s) X williamsianum. Hybridization date: pre 2000 (1966) Bred...
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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, which has given this plant some lovely foliage on a neat growing rounded plant....
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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...
£18.95

Rhododendron Wine and RosesRhododendron Wine and Roses
Rhododendron Wine and Roses
****Launched by us at Chelsea Flower Show 2019**** (H5) Distinctive dark wine red foliage, especially on new leaves and on their undersides which are displayed when ruffled by the wind. New growth bronze. Bright rose pink flowers, fading to pale pink, in an open-topped truss. Very free flowering in April. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. If you have a bank or higher peice of ground this plant looks...
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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. Deep green leaves with a tan indumentum on the underside, and white tomentum on the new upper surfaces. A neat growing compact plant, growing wider than taller with lovely foliage. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. • Ideal for containers and small gardens.• Interesting foliage.• Group: yakushimanum...
£24.95

Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Edelweiss' AGM
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Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Edelweiss' AGM
A choice form of the species R. yakushimanum which is found in the mountains of Japan. This lovely plant was selected in Germany and its bell shaped flowers comes straight from the 'Sound of Music'! Rose pink in bud opening to pure white flowers in mid to late May. Dark green leaves, with white indumentum above when new, and creamy brown indumentum below. Height 50-60cm in 10 years. Ideal for...
£525.00
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 giving the appearance of apple blossom, in the form of a compact truss in May. It features a distinctive white fluffy covering (tomentum) on the top of young foliage which washes off during the course of the summer, exposing the dark green glossy upper surface of the leaves. The lower surface of the leaves also starts off with a silvery indumentum...
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