Species Rhododendrons

Species Rhododendrons often have wonderful foliage, but are fairly specialist and are best grown by more experienced gardeners.

We pride ourselves in one of the best ranges of Rhododendron species in the country, and we try to propagate these from collectors' seed, or recognised good forms. Many new species Rhododendrons have recently been introduced, mainly from the Himalayas, and we include some for the first time. Many are well worth growing for their foliage alone!

Please note that the flower colour of some species can vary considerably from one clone to the next. eg R. campanulatum can flower from white to pink or deep lilac.

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Rhododendron aberconwayi
Rhododendron aberconwayi
Attractive white, tinged pink flowers that have lovely crimson spots. Flowering in May-June it has wonderful distinctive deep green stiff pointed leaves with an upright habit. Height 120°Cm in 10 years. Recommended for great foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: sheltered woodland. Habit: sparse, tree-like. Group: Species Rhododendron. Subsection: Irrorata. Introduction date: pre 1950...
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Rhododendron aberconwayi 'His Lordship'Rhododendron aberconwayi 'His Lordship'
Rhododendron aberconwayi 'His Lordship'
aberconwayi 'His Lordship' is a good selection with white, tinged pink flowers that have lovely large crimson spots. Flowering in May-June it has wonderful distinctive deep green stiff pointed leaves with an upright habit. Height 120cm in 10 years. Named in honour of Lord Aberconway, Bodnant Gardens, North Wales. Recommended for great foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: sheltered woodland. Habit:...
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Rhododendron adenogynum
Rhododendron adenogynum
A rare plant with white to rose pink flowers, sometimes with purple markings, in a loose funnel shape. It is slow growing and takes a few years to start flowering freely. Flowering in April or May this is a very hardy species with attractive mustard coloured indumentum underneat the leaves. Height 40-60cm in 10 years.Typically the Taliensia subsection are prostrate or rounded and have a compact habit....
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Rhododendron adenosum
Rhododendron adenosum
(GLISCHRA H3-4) Bell shaped pink or pinky white flowers with crimson spots in the throat. Free flowering in April - May. Branchlets and lower surface of leaf usually hairy. Height 40-60 cm in 10 years.
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Rhododendron annae
Rhododendron annae
Lovely white open bell shaped flowers, usually with purple spotting, appear in May - June. This plant has interesting dark green narrow leaves and outstanding young foliage. A bushy upright plant that is one of our favourites. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Recommended for lovely habit and foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: sheltered woodland. Habit: upright. Group: Species Rhododendron. Subsection:...
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Rhododendron anthosphaerum (Lidiping 3250m)
Rhododendron anthosphaerum (Lidiping 3250m)
(IRRORATA H5) Purple flowers, deeper at the edges, and sometimes basal blotch near nectar pouches. April. Colour is variable, but usually 6-7 lobed corolla. Long pointed leaves. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Flowers tubular campanulate, 3-6cm long, in trusses of 8-15 flowers.Leaves 6-18cm long, 1.5-5cm broad, matt olive green, underside paler.Ultimately 1.5-9 metres highas shrub or tree.Yunnan, NE...
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Rhododendron arboreum 'Rubaiyat'.
Rhododendron arboreum 'Rubaiyat'.
Selected clone with good red flowers and darker spots flowering in March-April. It has distinctive silvery indumentum on the underside of the large leathery leaves. The National flower of Nepal that will become a large tree in time. It makes a majestic plant that has the ability to re-grow from both the base and the trunk after a hard winter's removed. Height 150cm in 10 years. Characteristically,...
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Rhododendron arboreum cinnamomeum 'Everest Reunion'
Rhododendron arboreum cinnamomeum 'Everest Reunion'
This plant has neat trusses of pink flowers in March-April. It has distinctive cinnamon red indumentum on the underside of the large leathery leaves. The National flower of Nepal that will become a large tree in time. It makes a majestic plant that has the ability to re-grow from both the base and the trunk after a hard winter's removed. Height 150cm in 10 years.R. arboreum cinnamomeum 'Everest Reunion'...
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Rhododendron argipeplum
Rhododendron argipeplum
Superb scarlet red bell-shaped flowers in a small truss flowering early, between February and April. A striking plant that has bristly branchlets when young. It has reddish smooth flaking bark and white, turning buff, indumentum on the underside of it's leaves. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. This species was redefined in 1996, formerley being known as R. smithii and R. macrosmithii. Recommended...
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Rhododendron argipeplum (EGM/Borde Hill)
Rhododendron argipeplum (EGM/Borde Hill)
(BARBATA H4-5) Fine scarlet red bell-shaped flowers in a small truss. February-April. Bristly branchlets when young. Reddish smooth and flaking bark. Indumentum under leaf. Height 80-100 cm in 10 years. Recommended for early flower and interesting bark and foliage. Plantsman range. Ideal position: sheltered woodland. Habit: tree-like. Group: Species Rhododendron. Subsection: Barbata. Introduction...
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Rhododendron argyrophyllum 'Chinese Silver'  AGMRhododendron argyrophyllum 'Chinese Silver'  AGM
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Rhododendron argyrophyllum 'Chinese Silver' AGM
Red in bud, opening to excellent clear pink bell-shaped flowers, with a darker flushing. Flowering in early May argyrophyllum Chinese Silver is an excellent clone that has attractive dark green silver-backed leaves. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Recommended for wonderful foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: sheltered woodland. Habit: tree-like. Group: Species Rhododendron. Subsection: Argyrophylla. Introduction...
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Rhododendron balangense
Rhododendron balangense
(TALIENSIA H5) Newly introduced. Creamy white bell shaped flowers in loose trusses of 13-15 flowers. May-June. Thick leathery leaves with fawn indumentum on underside. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Like other taliensia, this needs good drainage. Epithet: From Balang, ChinaCollected: NW Sichuan, China. 2400-3400 metresIt is unclear whether this plant should be placed in Taliensia or Grandia
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Rhododendron barbatumRhododendron barbatum
Rhododendron barbatum
Wonderful bright crimson scarlet flowers in a tight truss in March-April. A small upright tree with showy reddish plum flaking bark, needing some wind shelter. Named because of the prominent barbs or bristles on the leaf petioles. It does take around 5 years to flower, but is well worth the wait! Height 120-150cm in 10 years. Recommended for wonderful peeling bark and stunning flowers. Easy to...
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Rhododendron bureavii   'Corrour'  AGM
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Rhododendron bureavii 'Corrour' AGM
(TALIENSIA H7) White, rose flushed flowers spotted crimson or purple. May. A superb foliage plant, with thick woolly indumentum turning from white to rusty red. Height 50-75 cm in 10 years. This fine selection of R. bureavii has been sourced from the notable rhododendron collection at Corrour, Scotland.
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Rhododendron bureavii  AGM
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Rhododendron bureavii AGM
Lovely white rose flushed flowers spotted crimson or purple. Flowering in May this is a superb foliage plant, with thick woolly indumentum on the underside of the leaves turning from white to rusty red with age. One of the most distinctive rhododendron species. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Typically the Taliensia subsection are prostrate or rounded and have a compact habit. They need good drainage....
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Rhododendron campanulatumRhododendron campanulatum
Rhododendron campanulatum
Attractive white, pale rose or lilac flowers, in loose but fairly compact trusses. Flowering in April and May it has lovely glossy leaves up to 18cm long with a continuous fawn/rusty brown indumentum underneath. It makes a fine shrub/small tree. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Recommended for outstanding foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: needs careful site selection, good drainage and not too...
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Rhododendron campanulatum aeruginosum
Rhododendron campanulatum aeruginosum
A rare, low growing form with purple pink flowers in April. Chiefly remarkable for its intense shiny green foliage with a bluish metallic bloom and an interesting silky buff indumentum on the underside. This is a choice plant that is slow to flower, but well worth the wait! Height 50-60cm in 10 years. Recommended for outstanding foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: most garden situations but...
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Rhododendron campanulatum DM22
Rhododendron campanulatum DM22
(CAMPANULATA H6) Mauve lilac flowers, in loose but fairly compact trusses. April and May. Glossy leaves, with a nice dark fawn indumentum underneath. Collected by David Millais, Nepal. Height 120-150cm in 10 years. Recommended for outstanding foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: needs careful site selection, good drainage and not too much heat. Habit: tree-like. Group: Species Rhododendron. Subsection:...
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Rhododendron campylocarpumRhododendron campylocarpum
Rhododendron campylocarpum
Free flowering pale or bright yellow bell shaped flowers, with or without a faint basal blotch. Flowering in April-May this is one of the finest yellow species. It has a slightly open habit and will grow as wide as it is tall. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Recommended for wonderful yellow flower. Easy to grow. Ideal position: most garden situations but it does need good drainage. Habit: open. Group:...
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Rhododendron cerasinum 'Cherry Brandy'
Rhododendron cerasinum 'Cherry Brandy'
(THOMSONIA H5) Long lasting bell shaped flowers referred to by F. Kingdon-Ward as 'Cherry Brandy' - red and white. May-June flowering. Sparse feathery habit. Height 80-100 cm in 10 years. This bi-colour form was referred to by the great plant hunter Frank Kingdon-Ward as 'Cherry brandy', and the pure red form as 'Coals of Fire'. Recommended for long lasting flowers. Easy to grow. Ideal position:...
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Rhododendron cerasinum 'Cream form'
(THOMSONIA H5) Long lasting cream bell shaped flowers in May-June. An unusual colour selection from Ted Millais. Sparse feathery habit, with oblong glossy leaves. Height 75-100 cm in 10 years. Epithet: Cherry coloured (but this form is not!)Collected from SE Tibet, Upper Burma, Assam at 2800-3800 metresCampanulate flowers in pendulous trusses, 35-45mm long with 5 deep nectar pouches.Leaves 5-10cm...
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Rhododendron citriniflorum var. horaeum F21852Rhododendron citriniflorum var. horaeum F21852
Rhododendron citriniflorum var. horaeum F21852
Lovely loose trusses of orange red bell shaped flowers in April and May. Attractive thick brown or grey brown indumentum on the undersides of it's leaves. This is a plant that will appeal to enthusiasts and is rarely found in cultivation. Height 25cm in 10 years. This particular clone was collected by George Forrest during his epic trip to Burma, Yunnan and SW China during 1912-1914.Please Note: This...
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Rhododendron davidii  EN4213
Rhododendron davidii EN4213
(FORTUNEA H6) Dark purple flowers between February and April. Long narrow leaves on a plant which forms a large, broad shrub. Height 150-180 cm in 10 years.
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Rhododendron decorum  AGM
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Rhododendron decorum AGM
Excellent scented trusses of white to pink funnel-shaped flowers in May. A magnificent plant with oblong leaves that are sometimes bronzy when young. A vigorous small tree that is easy to grow. Height is 180cm in 10 years. It will tolerate neutral and drier soils, but will perform best on moist acid soils. This is another variety that can take up to 5 years to flower, but we think it is so worth the...
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Rhododendron degronianum 'Rae's Delight'
Rhododendron degronianum 'Rae's Delight'
This clone has beautiful rose pink flowers with a deeper lining. Flowering in April-May, degronianum 'Raes Delight' is a tough, neat growing plant with recurved leaves with an interesting felty indumentum on the underside. Height 60-80cm in 10 years. Recommended for beautiful foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: most garden situations. Habit: compact. Group: Species Rhododendron. Subsection:...
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Rhododendron degronianum heptamerum 'Ho Emma'Rhododendron degronianum heptamerum 'Ho Emma'
Rhododendron degronianum heptamerum 'Ho Emma'
Lovely pinky-white flowers that are flushed red-purple on the veins and with spots in the throats. A tough clone, flowering in April-May, degronianum heptamerum Ho Emma has attractive felted indumentum on the underside of it's leaves. It makes an attractive neat plant. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Recommended for great foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: most garden situations. Habit: compact. Group:...
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Rhododendron degronianum heptamerum 'Oki Koki'
Rhododendron degronianum heptamerum 'Oki Koki'
(PONTICA H4) Pink in bud, opening to white flowers with a deeper lining. April-May. A tough, neat growing plant with recurved and felty indumented leaves, from Oki Island, Japan. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. This plant was selected and named by David Millais from a batch of seed kindly sent by botanist Yuji Kurashige in Japan. It is closely related to R. yakushimanum, being larger in all parts. Recommended...
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Rhododendron denudatum  EGM 294
Rhododendron denudatum EGM 294
Only introduced in 1995 when collected for the first time by Ted Millais, this is a new and highly prized floriferous plant, with stunning loose bell-shaped pale rose to wine red flowers. Flowering in May its leaves have lovely yellow brown indumentum underneath and the young foliage is a super silvery colour. This is a rare plant of particular interest to collectors. Height 150-180cm in 10 years.You...
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Rhododendron denudatum JN 12291
(ARGYROPHYLLA H6) Only introduced in 1995, this is a new and highly prized floriferous plant, with loose bell-shaped pale rose to wine red flowers. May. Yellow brown indumentum. Height 150-180cm in 10 years.
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Rhododendron faberi
Rhododendron faberi
An attractive compact plant that is pink in bud, opening to white or cream flowers in April-May. It is easily cultivated and free flowering. Whitish indumentum on the underside of the leaves develops on older plants. Height 60-80 cm in 10 years. Named after the Rev. E Faber who collected seed in China during 1887 to 1891. Recommended for lovely early flower. Easy to grow. Ideal position: most...
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Rhododendron faberi 'Mount Omei'
Rhododendron faberi 'Mount Omei'
(TALIENSIA H4) Pink in bud, opening to white or cream flowers in April-May. Easily cultivated and free flowering. Indumentum develops on older plants. W. Sichuan. Height 60-80 cm in 10 years. Recommended for lovely early flower. Easy to grow. Ideal position: most garden situations. Habit: compact. Group: Species Rhododendron. Subsection: Taliensia. Introduction date: pre 1950 (1904). Species...
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Rhododendron facetum
Rhododendron facetum
(PARISHIA H4) Recently collected. Wonderful lax scarlet bell shaped flowers appear in June-July. A superb late flowering red, with indumentum starting white and maturing light brown. The seed for this particular plant was collected at the high altitude of 3,600 metres so it should prove much hardier than previous introductions, but it still requires a sheltered position as young growth can be susceptible...
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Rhododendron faucium (Berg 8605)
Rhododendron faucium (Berg 8605)
(H4-H5) Pinky white bell shaped flowers with purple flecks in April/May. Attractive showy bark on stems. Rare in cultivation, but common in the wilds of South Tibet. Height 120-150cm in 10 years.
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Rhododendron flinckii
Rhododendron flinckii
A lovely plant with pinky or yellowy flowers in March-April. The leaves have a distinctive white woolly covering on top (tomentum) with stunning brilliant orange indumentum on the underside. A very rare plant re-introduced from Bhutan in 1990. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. It does needs well drained moist soil. Recommended for outstanding foliage and nice early flowers. Easy to grow. Ideal position:...
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Rhododendron fortunei 'Robert'
Rhododendron fortunei 'Robert'
(FORTUNEA H6) Pink buds open to large scented trusses of white flowers tinged yellow centre. May-June. The hardiest scented species, but protect from wind and late frosts Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Hachmann's best selection of R. fortunei, and named in honour of Robert Fortune (1812-1880), the Scottish plant collector for whom this species was named.
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Rhododendron fulgensRhododendron fulgens
Rhododendron fulgens
A choice plant with striking deep red to bright scarlet tubular bell shaped flowers in February - April. It has handsome dark shiny foliage with a wonderful thick fawn wooly indumentum on the underside of the leaves. With pinky-red smooth peeling bark and fantastic young growth, it really is a stunner. Height 60-80cm in 10 years. Recommended for excellent foliage and gorgeous early flowers. Plantsman...
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Rhododendron fulvum  AGMRhododendron fulvum  AGM
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Rhododendron fulvum AGM
White flowers that are flushed pink and usually with a crimson blotch flower in April, very free flowering when mature. This is a fine plant with excellent dark shiny leaves (up to 21cm long) with a bright rusty red indumentum underneath the leaf. Height 150 cm in 10 years. Characteristically, as with most species, this plant does need woodland shelter and it does have lovely foliage but you will...
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Rhododendron fulvum AFF KR10084
Rhododendron fulvum AFF KR10084
Flowers unseen but like to be white flushed pink flowers, probably with a crimson blotch in April. Very free flowering when mature. This is a fine plant which is not quite as you would expect R. fulvum to look, hence we are calling it R. fulvum AFF (affinity). It seems a bit more vigorous, has larger leaves, but has not yet developed the characteristic indumentum on the undersides of the leaves. It...
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Rhododendron glischrum
Rhododendron glischrum
Pretty bell shaped flowers varying from pinky-white to rose-pink, usually blotched and spotted crimson on a fine plant. Flowering in April-May it has interesting bristly branchlets, petioles and lower leaf with sticky flower and leaf buds. A rare plant in cultivation. Height 100-120°Cm in 10 years. Makes a handsome plant with great foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: sheltered woodland. Habit:...
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Rhododendron griersonianum
Rhododendron griersonianum
Bright rose to scarlet long conical tapered flowers and growth buds. A late flowering variety in June - July. It is not particularly hardy, so needs protection from early and late frosts. Lovely long narrow leaves with pale brown indumentum on the underside. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Historically this plant has been used much for hybridising red varieties. It was named after R.G. Grierson, a Chinese...
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Rhododendron griersonianum F30392Rhododendron griersonianum F30392
Rhododendron griersonianum F30392
Bright rose to scarlet long conical tapered flowers and growth buds. A late flowering variety in June - July. It is not particularly hardy, so needs protection from early and late frosts. Lovely long narrow leaves with pale brown indumentum on the underside. Height 125-150cm in 10 years.Historically this plant has been used much for hybridising red varieties. It was named after R.G. Grierson, a Chinese...
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Rhododendron griffithianum
Rhododendron griffithianum
(FORTUNEA H4) Large white flowers, sometimes tinged yellow or pink, sometimes scented. May. Has flaking and peeling bark. Only suitable for the mildest of gardens. Height 150-180 cm in 10 years.
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Rhododendron hyperythrum 'Pink form'
(PONTICA H6) Pink bell shaped flowers with reddish flecks. April - May. Young shoots and petioles covered with woolly indumentum. A tough plant tolerant of heat and cold. Height 150 cm in 10 years.
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Rhododendron insigne  AGMRhododendron insigne  AGM
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Rhododendron insigne AGM
A great plant with stunning pink bell shaped flowers with crimson spotting in May - June. It has distinctive pointed deep green glossy leaves with a silver/coppery metallic sheen on the underside. This is a tough plant with a neat bushy habit, particularly if grown in plenty of light. It does benefit from deadheading after flowering. Height 80 to 100cm in 10 years. Recommended for good foliage and...
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Rhododendron irroratum 'Polka Dot'Rhododendron irroratum 'Polka Dot'
Rhododendron irroratum 'Polka Dot'
A super selection with striking flowers that are white and heavily spotted deep purple suffused pink in March-April. It has hairy pedicels, ovary and style. This irroratum Polka Dot clone is always one of the most striking flowers on the show benches at Rhododendron competitions. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Recommended for striking flowers. Easy to grow. Ideal position: sheltered woodland. Habit:...
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Rhododendron irroratum 'Polka Dot' BH2511Rhododendron irroratum 'Polka Dot' BH2511
Rhododendron irroratum 'Polka Dot' BH2511
(IRRORATA H4-5) Flowers are white and heavily spotted deep purple, suffused pink. March/May. Hairy pedicels, ovary and style. Height 125-150cm in 10 years.
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Rhododendron irroratum ssp. yiliangense  EGM 339
Rhododendron irroratum ssp. yiliangense EGM 339
NEW! Very attractive cream or pale yellow flowers, sometimes heavily spotted crimson. A rare plant that flowers anytime from March-April. Can have a sprawly habit when young, but upright when mature. Easy to grow but it does need some shelter and protection from frost. Height 125-150cm in 10 years.This new species was collected by Ted Millais, and the lovely yellow flowers always attract attention...
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Rhododendron kyawii AC3049
Rhododendron kyawii AC3049
(PARISHIA H4-5°Crimson red flowers in June-August. One of the very few species which flower this late in the season which is not white. A relatively tender plant from Burma and North Vietnam, so it does need shelter. A tall growing plant with hairs throughout most parts. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Sometimes described incorrectly as R. kwayii. Sometimes pronounced as R. chaw-ii or R....
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