Small Leaved Rhododendrons

Small Leaved Rhododendrons such as cinnabarina and triflora will grow 75 - 150 cm in 10 years often with an upright habit. Their softer foliage and stunning bell shaped flowers mix well with larger rhododendrons. We have selected a range to avoid powdery mildew, but they do benefit from being planted where air circulates freely.

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Rhododendron Airy Fairy
Rhododendron Airy Fairy
(H5) A beautiful early flowering plant with pink flowers and reddish spotting on the upper lobe. Late March-early April. Glossy olive green leaves, almost deciduous in winter on a plant of upright habit. Height 100-120cm in 10 years. Best in moist acid soils. The flowers are widely funnel-shaped, with wavy lobes, about 4 cm across, in clusters of 3 or more. A really bright and welcome colour at this...
£17.95
Rhododendron augustinii 'Bowood Blue'
Rhododendron augustinii 'Bowood Blue'
NEW SELECTION! A most beautiful shrub, with large almost blue flowers. April - May. Upright bushy habit. Some protection required for first two winters. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. This is one of Lord Lansdowne's favourite augustinii clones from his spectacular Rhododendron collection at Bowood House. We are privileged to be the first nursery to offer this selection. It is a superb blue...
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Rhododendron Blue Pool
Rhododendron Blue Pool
Wonderful funnel-shaped light lavender blue flowers in April - May. This plant has attractive lettuce green leaves in the summer. A slow-growing, dense and compact mounded bush. Height 80-100cm in 10 years, but getting larger in time. Recommended for front of borders, small gardens and raised beds. Easy to grow. Ideal position: most garden situations but avoid too much heat. Habit: dense and...
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Rhododendron Cilpinense  AGM
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Rhododendron Cilpinense AGM
Comparatively large (45 to 50mm) pale pink bell type flowers that open to white with darker anthers. This is a very pretty plant with lovely small glossy green leaves. One of our favourites that is free flowering in February-March, when all the foliage is smothered by flower. Height 50-75cm in 10 years. Recommended for small gardens and mixed borders. One of the earlier flowers. Easy to grow. Ideal...
£13.95

Rhododendron Contina
Rhododendron Contina
Brilliant intense deep purple flowers with darker plum speckling and white stamen. Free flowering in April - May this is a very striking plant which would complement nearby yellow flowers. Nice clean foliage. Height 100-120cm in 10 years. Recommended for small gardens and mixed borders. Easy to grow. Ideal position: most garden situations. Habit: Upright. Group: Rhododendron hybrid. Parentage:...
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Rhododendron Crosswater Belle
Rhododendron Crosswater Belle
Creamy yellow and blush pink flowers in May on this lovely cinnabarinum hybrid raised by the late Ted Millais at Crosswater Farm. Ted bred this plant for its resistance to powdery mildew and it is certainly a popular choice with its delicate bell type flowers and attractive glossy green foliage. Height 100-120cm in 10 years. Recommended for pretty flowers; always attracts attention. Easy to grow. Ideal...
£17.95

Rhododendron Dora Amateis  AGM
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Rhododendron Dora Amateis AGM
Very pale pink buds open to beautiful pure white flowers with pink markings. This is a very free flowering plant in April. It is a compact grower with small palish green leaves that turn bronze if grown in sun, growing wider than tall. Height 60-80cm in 10 years. This tough plant is very adaptable, performing well in both shade and sun, but the flowers will last longer if slightly shaded. Recommended...
£13.95
Rhododendron minus Carolinianum 'Epoch'
Rhododendron minus Carolinianum 'Epoch'
A specially bred selection with large pure white beautifully scented flowers in May. Raised from colchicine treated seed of minus Carolinianum Group by A.E. Kehr from North Carolina and introduced in 1968, it features much larger flowers than the normal species. These pure white flowers really do look stunning. R. minus Carolinianum Epoch is a compact, upright shrub valuable for its cold and heat tolerance....
£17.95

Rhododendron Mulroy Cream
Rhododendron Mulroy Cream
Beautiful rich cream flowers appear in April on a plant with a neat bushy habit reaching a height of 125-150cm in 10 years. This is an unusual and beautiful plant found by good friend John Gault, a Northern Ireland Rhododendron enthusiast, in Lady Leitrim's garden at Mulroy Bay. Nobody has been able to identify it with a registered name, and so we have called it Mulroy Cream in recognition of its provenance;...
£23.95
Rhododendron Olive
Rhododendron Olive
(H5) Delightful early mallow purple pink flowers with darker spots at the base of the dorsal lobe to welcome in the Spring. Flowers February - March. Can be cut in bud to flower in in the house. Twiggy, mounded habit. Height 100-120cm in 10 years. Recommended for early spring flowers. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Sun or shade. Habit: Shrub. Group: Small leaved Rhododendron. Parentage:...
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Rhododendron oreotrephes 'Pentland'   AGM
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Rhododendron oreotrephes 'Pentland' AGM
Wonderful clone with deep mauve flowers with a paler centre in April-May. A very desirable species with beautiful sea-green foliage which is highly recommended. This selection was obtained from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh by Peter Cox and introduced in 1990. oreotrephes Pentland has a tidy upright habit. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Recommended for wonderful foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal...
£17.95
Rhododendron Praecox  AGM
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Rhododendron Praecox AGM
Early rosy lilac flowers liven up the garden during February - March. A lovely historic plant with dark green shiny leaves and an upright habit. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Flower buds open well if cut and brought inside for indoor decoration. A tough plant with flowers which can tolerate a few degrees of frost, so it's well worth a place within the garden, but find some shelter for best flowering....
£13.95

Rhododendron rubiginosum Ted Millais AGM
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Rhododendron rubiginosum Ted Millais AGM
This selection, collected by the late Ted Millais, has attractive deep pink flowers in April to May. This is an easy vigorous strong-growing shrub that can grow very large. It has interesting small bronze green foliage and is good for windbreaks and will tolerate neutral soil. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. Ted collected this on one of his early trips to the Himalyas during the 1980's. He gave a seedling...
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Rhododendron Talavera
Rhododendron Talavera
(H5) Light greenish yellow flowers in March, with prominent brown anthers. Crimson bud scales, and deep red petioles. A really good profuse early flowering yellow for light shade. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Also known as Golden Oriole Talavera AM 1947 FCC 1963 The late Peter Chappell of Spinners Garden in the New Forest kindly gave us cuttings of his plant which was growing under a...
£14.95