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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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