Standards

Standard Rhododendrons were popular during the first half of the last century, and now we are finding renewed interest. We grow a limited range of  Rhododendrons and Azaleas as Standards, grown on a single straight stem to form a lollipop type head. There are various options for the heights of the stems, so please refer to the individual descriptions. These are ideal for patio pots or formal situations (and better looking than a Bay tree!).  They require a good stake at the time of planting to prevent any wind damage.

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Evergreen Azalea Elsie Lee AGM  STANDARD
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Evergreen Azalea Elsie Lee AGM STANDARD
Stunning double lilac-lavender flowers up to 60mm which last well, flowering in late May. A recent introduction and proving very popular, as this is a different colour to most other azaleas. A neat grower with a fairly upright habit, sometimes semi deciduous foliage. These Standards have a clear stem of approximately 50cm, with a nice colourful head measuring approximately 15-20cm now. You can expect...
£37.95
Evergreen Azalea Madame van Hecke STANDARD
Evergreen Azalea Madame van Hecke STANDARD
A popular and reliable stunning profusion of small bright pink flowers. Flowering in early May, this is a very tough and easy growing plant that has an upright habit. Height and spread 75-90cm in 10 years. These Standards have a clear stem of approximately 50cm, with a nice colourful head measuring approximately 15-20cm now. You can expect the head to measure 60-80cm in 10 years. The stem should always...
£37.95

Evergreen Azalea Schneeperle AGM   STANDARD
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Evergreen Azalea Schneeperle AGM STANDARD
NEW. Stunning pretty double white flowers in May, with slight creamy green speckling in throat up to 45mm wide. A very hardy and beautiful plant from Germany, which is proving popular here. It has a dense, compact, mound like habit. Head size 40-50cm in 10 years.These Standards have a clean stem of about 45cm, with a lollipop like head of trimmed branches and flower buds measuring approximately 15-20cm...
£37.95
Rhododendron Anuschka STANDARD
Rhododendron Anuschka STANDARD
(H7) Bright red buds open to gorgeous rosey pink flowers in late May. A lovely very hardy yakushimanum hybrid bred by Hachmann in Northern Germany. Attractive dark green foliage. Size of head in 10 years 75-100cm. Plant in ericaceous compost. This standard has been grafted on a straight stem at 80cm height.
£85.95

Rhododendron Kalinka STANDARDRhododendron Kalinka STANDARD
Rhododendron Kalinka STANDARD
(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. Currently the size of the well-branched head is about 30cm, and it will grow to around 75cm in 10 years. These Standards have a clean stem of about 60cm and have been top-work grafted at that height, with a lollipop-like head of...
£69.95
Rhododendron Lupinenberg STANDARDRhododendron Lupinenberg STANDARD
Rhododendron Lupinenberg STANDARD
NEW. Purple buds open to deep mauve flowers with green yellow speckling, in late May. An excellent very hardy yak hybrid with the deepest mauve flowers. Bred in Northern Germany at Bohlken's Nursery, and as yet unregistered. Lupinenberg translates to 'Lupin Mountain'. Currently the size of the well-branched head is about 30cm, and it will grow to a spread of around 75cm in 10 years. Also known as...
£64.95

Rhododendron Polaris  AGM STANDARDRhododendron Polaris  AGM STANDARD
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Rhododendron Polaris AGM STANDARD
This tough plant has red buds opening to ruby pink, ruffled flowers with a paler centre in May. It has good foliage and is sun and cold tolerant. These standards have a clear stem of about 60cm, with a lollipop head of foliage and flower on top. Currently the size of the well-branched head is about 30cm, and it will grow to around 80cm in 10 years. Standards will always require staking with a good...
£69.95
Rhododendron Schneekrone  AGM   STANDARD
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Rhododendron Schneekrone AGM STANDARD
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. Currently the size of the well-branched head is about 30cm, and it will grow to around 75cm in 10 years. Translated, this plant is 'Snow Crown' and it certainly is a real beauty. These...
£69.95