Dwarf Rhododendrons

Tough alpine Rhododendrons for the front of borders which mainly flower in April.


These are mainly alpine varieties of rhododendron, and range from tiny gems such as Rhododendron keiskei 'Yaku Fairy', to larger growers up to heights of around 80 cm after 10 years. Being alpine plants, they prefer moist, cooler conditions, so hot sunny positions are best avoided. They mainly flower in April, and if space permits, they look great planted in groups of three.

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Dwarf Rhodo Collection ( 4 x 3 litre plants)
Dwarf Rhodo Collection ( 4 x 3 litre plants)
Picture for illustrative purposes only, please see description below: This is a lovely collection of 4 dwarf 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 £14.95...
£45.00
Dwarf Rhododendron anthopogon hypenanthum Annapurna
Dwarf Rhododendron anthopogon hypenanthum Annapurna
(POGONANTHUM H5) Trusses of yellow flowers in April - May. Interesting small aromatic leaves. Height up to 40cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. This variety does require cool temperatures.
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Dwarf Rhododendron Arctic Tern  AGMDwarf Rhododendron Arctic Tern  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Arctic Tern AGM
Very attractive crowded trusses of pure white Ledum type flowers with a slightly green throat. Leaves are light green and thin and narrow. A most unusual late flowering compact dwarf for May-June. Height 50-60cm in 10 years.Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. This variety...
£14.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Azurika
Dwarf Rhododendron Azurika
(H5) A profusion of bright azure-blue flowers in small trusses, flowering in April. Tiny dark green leaves on a neat compact growing and very hardy plant, raised in Northern Germany. Height 50-75cm in 10 years. • Recommended for: small gardens and containers.• Easy to grow.• Ideal position: Sun or Semi-shade.• Habit: Compact.• Group: Dwarf Rhododendron hybrid.•...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Baden Baden AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Baden Baden AGM
Wonderful deep cherry red waxy textured flowers with some spotting and veining, in April. A very floriferous little plant bred by Hobbie and named after the German town. Leaves are dark green and distinctive, being pointed and twisted. This plant prefers to grow in cooler locations rather than hot sunny positions. Its habit is wider than tall, with a height of 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons...
£8.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Blue Silver
Dwarf Rhododendron Blue Silver
A wonderful dwarf plant with very early purple blue flowers in March. We love its attractive silvery blue foliage. Height 60-90cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. This variety is extremely tough and likes shade. Recommended for containers, small...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron calostrotum 'Gigha'  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron calostrotum 'Gigha' AGM
calostrotum Gigha has beautiful and interesting rose-crimson flat saucer shaped flowers which stand above the wonderful silver-grey foliage in April-May. A lovely free flowering and neat plant. Height 30-40cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. This plant...
£17.95
Dwarf Rhododendron calostrotum keleticum (Rock 58)  AGMDwarf Rhododendron calostrotum keleticum (Rock 58)  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron calostrotum keleticum (Rock 58) AGM
This is a real dwarf gem with lovely flatish crimson purple flowers held above the foliage in May/June. It has deep green shiny leaves forming a low mounded shrub and we believe that Rock 58 (R58) is the finest form of this subspecies. Height up to 30cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly...
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Dwarf Rhododendron campylogynum Myrtilloides AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron campylogynum Myrtilloides AGM
Delightful thimble shaped plum purple nodding flowers on long pedicels in May-June. This is a very dwarf form that is one of our favourites featuring in many of our Chelsea exhibits over the years. Height and spread 30cm in 10 years. This plant was collected by Frank Kingdon Ward from China in about 1920. It is one of the most charming dwarf rhododendrons. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but...
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Dwarf Rhododendron cephalanthum Crebreflorum
Dwarf Rhododendron cephalanthum Crebreflorum
(POGONANTHUM H5) Deep pink daphne-like flowers on a tight plant in April-May. A real tiny gem for the rock garden from Tibet & Yunnan. Height and spread under 15cm in 10 years. Requires cool conditions. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. This variety does require...
£17.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Crane  AGMDwarf Rhododendron Crane  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Crane AGM
With lovely pure creamy white flowers this pretty plant flowers in April. It is tough and very floriferous - a very popular plant that forms a neat dwarf mound. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. This is a tough plant and we think one of...
£14.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Cream CrestDwarf Rhododendron Cream Crest
Dwarf Rhododendron Cream Crest
Lovely bright creamy yellow flowers in April. With a dense compact spreading habit this plant has great glossy deep green foliage. The flowers may need protection from spring frosts. Height 40-50cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. Recommended for...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron dendrocharis
Dwarf Rhododendron dendrocharis
(MOUPINENSIA H5) Large rose-pink flowers in March-April. Small dark leaves. Height to 40cm in 10 years. • Recommended for: small gardens.• Plantsman range.• Ideal position: Dappled shade.• Habit: Low growing shrub.• Group: Dwarf Rhododendron species.• Ideal soil: pH 4.5 to 6.• RHS Hardiness Rating: H5.• How we usually propagate this plant: Cutting.
£19.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Egret  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Egret AGM
Masses of pretty dainty white bell-shaped flowers in April. The flowers stand up high above the glossy mid green foliage. This is a compact neat growing plant, best in some sun to flower freely. Height 30-45cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. One of...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Elfin Gold
Dwarf Rhododendron Elfin Gold
(H6) Pretty light yellow green funnel shaped flowers on a very compact plant in April-May. A choice dwarf rhododendron with pale ovate leaves, bred by noted breeder Barry Starling in Devon. Height 25-50cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. • Recommended...
£17.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Elisabeth Hobbie  AGMDwarf Rhododendron Elisabeth Hobbie  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Elisabeth Hobbie AGM
(H6) Scarlet-red flowers with faint dark red spots in loose trusses. Flowering in April this plant is dense and compact and has wonderful rounded foliage. Height 60-80cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. This is a tough plant but it dislikes too much...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron fastigiatum  'Blue Steel'  AGMDwarf Rhododendron fastigiatum  'Blue Steel'  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron fastigiatum 'Blue Steel' AGM
Striking deep lavender blue flowers which smother the plant in April. R.fastigiatum Blue Steel is a tough plant with wonderful silvery blue young growth all summer. The foliage is particularly attractive, having pale green scales on the upper surface. Height and spread 30cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing...
£14.95
Dwarf Rhododendron ferrugineumDwarf Rhododendron ferrugineum
Dwarf Rhododendron ferrugineum
Known as the pink 'Alpenrose' from Central Europe. This plant has lovely deep crimson-pink flowers in June. Useful for it's late flowering and hardiness. It will not tolerate high temperatures and needs good drainage. Height 40cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in...
£17.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Ginny Gee  AGMDwarf Rhododendron Ginny Gee  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Ginny Gee AGM
One of the best dwarf hybrids ever. Beautiful right pink buds open to blush pink changing to white, that completely hides the foliage. Wonderful floriferous flowering in April on a very dense and very compact plant. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in...
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Dwarf Rhododendron Golden Princess
Dwarf Rhododendron Golden Princess
The most golden yellow flowers of any dwarf rhododendron. Floriferous deep yellow flowers cover the whole plant in April. With a compact habit it has excellent dwarf foliage that turns bronze in winter. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers....
£17.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Gristede  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Gristede AGM
***These are not first grade plants*** Stunning clusters of violet blue funnel-shaped flowers in April. This lovely plant has good shiny green winter's particularly hardy and easy to grow. Height 60-80cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. We love this...
£14.95
Dwarf Rhododendron groenlandicum
Dwarf Rhododendron groenlandicum
(LEDUM H7) Distinctive many flowered inflorescence of small white flowers at the ends of woolly shoots. April-June. A very hardy alpine ledum type plant from Greenland. Height 30-50cm in 10 years. • Recommended for: small gardens and later flowers.• Easy to grow.• Ideal position: Some sun.• Habit: Upright shrub.• Group: Dwarf Rhododendron species.• Tolerant of more sun.•...
£17.95

Dwarf Rhododendron groenlandicum 'Helma'
Dwarf Rhododendron groenlandicum 'Helma'
(LEDUM H7) Distinctive many flowered inflorescence of small white flowers at the ends of woolly shoots. April-June. A neat compact form of 'Labrador Tea' with green leaves. Height 30-50cm in 10 years.
£17.95
Dwarf Rhododendron hippophaeoides 'Haba Shan'  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron hippophaeoides 'Haba Shan' AGM
Striking frost-hardy and showy lavender blue flowers appear above green narrow foliage in April-May. This is selected for its neat upright habit. In the wild, R. hippophaeoides Haba Shan is often found in boggy ground. Height 50cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios. Recommended for fabulous...
£17.95

Dwarf Rhododendron keiskei 'Yaku Fairy'  AGMDwarf Rhododendron keiskei 'Yaku Fairy'  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron keiskei 'Yaku Fairy' AGM
This is an excellent dwarf selection with pale yellow flowers which completely hide the dense mounded foliage in April. R. keiskei 'Yaku Fairy' is ideal for the rock garden and has the accolade of being the smallest of all Rhododendrons with a prostrate habit. This is the sole Japanese species in the subsection Triflora. Only the size of a dinner plate, 15-20cm in 10 years! Dwarf Rhododendrons don't...
£17.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Night Sky AGMDwarf Rhododendron Night Sky AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Night Sky AGM
This is an excellent neat plant with bright violet-blue flowers in trusses of about 5. Flowering in April and early May this is one of the best new blues. Although the foliage can look untidy and partially defoliates in the winter, it bounces back with healthy green leaves in the spring. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Patty Bee  AGMDwarf Rhododendron Patty Bee  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Patty Bee AGM
Large lemon yellow trumpet-shaped flowers in lax trusses of 6. Probably the best dwarf yellow available flowering in April. A compact plant with bronzy-plum winter foliage. Height 25-50cm in 10 years. Raised by that true Rhododendron enthusiast Warren Berg on the Olympic peninsula in Washington State, USA. Warren was a retired airline pilot and keen bee keeper who trekked in China with Ted and Romy...
£14.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Peter Bee
Dwarf Rhododendron Peter Bee
(H6) Lovely funnel shaped pale yellow flowers, green in bud. Fine pale green narrow leaves. Flowering in April. A choice compact growing plant, raised by Warren Berg in America, and named by Peter Cox, Scotland. Height 25-50 cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting...
£17.95

Dwarf Rhododendron PintailDwarf Rhododendron Pintail
Dwarf Rhododendron Pintail
***These are not first grade plants*** A highly recommended new introduction. Masses of really bright pink flowers in multiple trusses on a neat plant with upright habit. Flowering in April, this plant is outstanding and slightly scented. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly...
£17.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Princess Anne  AGMDwarf Rhododendron Princess Anne  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Princess Anne AGM
Superb compact dwarf with small clear yellow flowers tinged green that appear in trusses of 4 to 10. This plant forms a free flowering mound in April/May on a plant with fresh green leaves, turning bronzey red in autumn with good winter foliage. Fly the flag and be patriotic with this one! Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Ptarmigan  AGMDwarf Rhododendron Ptarmigan  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Ptarmigan AGM
Gorgeous pure white and free-flowering with contrasting dark brown anthers. It looks like a patch of snow in March - April. Small dark foliage on a spreading plant that is tough and drought resistant. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. One...
£14.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Ramapo  AGMDwarf Rhododendron Ramapo  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Ramapo AGM
An exceptionally hardy American hybrid that we have nick-named Rambo on the nursery! It has good violet blue flowers in April, and attractive blue-green leaves all growing season. It is so tough it will take full sun. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Unusually for a dwarf variety this plant is heat tolerant. It is a tough plant that we are rather fond of. Recommended for containers, small gardens and...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Razorbill  AGMDwarf Rhododendron Razorbill  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Razorbill AGM
Unusual pretty light rose-pink tubular upward-pointing flowers on a dome-shaped bush flowering in May. This is a very striking and free-flowering plant that is vigorous. It is relatively drought tolerant, so although it prefers moisture, it will tolerate being planted on drier soils or near to trees. Height 60-80cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so...
£14.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Robert Seleger
Dwarf Rhododendron Robert Seleger
Lovely rose-purple flowers with darker edges in May. An interesting colour and flowering later than many other dwarf Rhododendrons, it has excellent foliage with pointed narrow leaves on a dense compact plant. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers....
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron russatum (Blue Black form)  AGMDwarf Rhododendron russatum (Blue Black form)  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron russatum (Blue Black form) AGM
Striking deep violet flowers in April-May. This particular clone has been specially selected for its really deep coloured flowers and always gets lots of attention. An excellent garden shrub with small glossy scaly leaves and a compact mounding habit. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and...
£17.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Sarled  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Sarled AGM
(H6) Light pink buds open to creamy-white long-lasting daphne-like flowers in May. Tiny, narrow leaves on a dense, compact plant. An easy and pleasing plant to grow, but avoid full sun. Height 30-50cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. • Recommended...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Scarlet Wonder  AGMDwarf Rhododendron Scarlet Wonder  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Scarlet Wonder AGM
Stunning bright, cardinal red wavy-edged flowers appear in loose trusses in April. This is a free-flowering plant with attractive and distinctive glossy ribbed foliage. A neat growing plant which grows wider than high. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting...
£14.95
Dwarf Rhododendron SnipeDwarf Rhododendron Snipe
Dwarf Rhododendron Snipe
Pretty pale pink flowers shaded pale violet and purple, with magenta spotting, paling towards white after a couple of weeks, flowering in April. This is a very free-flowering plant with pale green leaves on a dense compact grower. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Swift AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Swift AGM
A charming dwarf rhododendron with greenish yellow flowers, spotted red in the throat and striped red on the reverse in trusses of 3. It is very free flowering in early May. We love its lovely healthy foliage and habit. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting...
£17.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Tinkerbird
Dwarf Rhododendron Tinkerbird
Stunning pure white flowers flushed pink in bud in a loose truss of 3-4 in April. This is one of the first semi dwarf scented Rhododendrons hardy enough for many areas in the UK. Please note it is only hardy to -10ºC. Surprisingly bud hardy too, but we recommend a sheltered position. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid...
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Dwarf Rhododendron Wee Bee AGMDwarf Rhododendron Wee Bee AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Wee Bee AGM
Red buds open to pretty rose pink tubular flowers, deeper pink on the outside, with red spotting in April. This is a superb low mounded plant with good foliage and a neat habit. In our opinion this is easily one of the best deep pink dwarf Rhododendrons. Height 30-50cm in 10 years. Raised by Warren Berg in Washington State USA, who was also a keen bee keeper! (See also Ginny Gee and Patty Bee). ...
£14.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Wigeon
Dwarf Rhododendron Wigeon
Lovely saucer-shaped deep lavender pink flowers with deeper spotting in the centre flowering in April and May. This is a floriferous plant with a compact habit and attractive grey-green leaves all season. Height 60-80cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers....
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Wren AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Wren AGM
Attractive clear yellow flowers in early May. This is a very free flowering plant often completely smothering the foliage. It has a low spreading habit with dark shiny foliage which turns bronzy red in winter. height 30-40cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers....
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Rhododendron anthopogon 'Betty Graham'
Rhododendron anthopogon 'Betty Graham'
(POGONANTHUM (H6) Deep pink Daphne-like flowers in April - May. Aromatic, oval, elliptic leaves. A choice selected clone with Award of Merit 1969. Height up to 40cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soil.
£17.95

Rhododendron Bengal
Rhododendron Bengal
(H5) Bright dark scarlet-red trumpet shaped flowers in a loose truss of 4-5 flowers. April flowering. Dark green leaves on a low compact spreading plant. A tough plant from Hobbie, Northern Germany. Height 25-50cm in 10 years. Parentage: Essex Scarlet x forrestii RepensRaised by D. Hobbie in 1960
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Rhododendron Gertrud Schale
Rhododendron Gertrud Schale
(H5) Large waxy scarlet red flowers, in small trusses, April. Deep green leaves on a compact spreading plant, and one of the hardiest repens hybrids, bred by D.G. Hobbie in Northern Germany. Height 25-50cm in 10 years. Also known as Rhododendron 'Gertrude Schale'.Bred by D. Hobbie in 1951
£14.95

Rhododendron Purple Gem
Rhododendron Purple Gem
(H7) Bright purple violet flowers in ball-shaped trusses in April. Blueish-green aromatic new foliage turns bronzey in winter. Dense rounded habit, which can be trimmed after flowering. Best in sunny position. Height 25-50cm in 10 years. Parentage: R. fastigiatum x R. minus var. minus CarolinianumBred by: J. Gable, c.1958, USA
£14.95
Rhododendron Winsome  AGM
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Rhododendron Winsome AGM
(H5) Pointed reddish buds open to deep pink flowers, April/May. Leaves bronzy when young with indumentum below. A fine plant for milder areas. Sheltered position in full sun. Height 80-100cm in 10 years.
£19.95