Tall Hybrid Rhododendrons

Our best selling Rhododendrons, ideal for hedges and large displays, growing to 125-200cm in 10 years

Our best selling range of rhododendrons with large flowers, blooming from January to July. These Hardy Hybrid Rhododendrons are ideal for hedging, screening or planting within borders. Typical height after 10 years will be between 140 - 200 cm.

Please note that some of these plants are broader than they are in height, and that the specimen sizes (eg 90-100cm) are measured by the larger of the height or width.

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Rhododendron Albert Schweitzer  AGM
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Rhododendron Albert Schweitzer AGM
Lovely deep pink buds open to rosy-pink flowers with a dark reddish blotch in late May. This is a tough and hardy variety with an upright habit. It is named after Albert Schweitzer, the missionary working in Africa. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. This is a great tough plant that is ideal for hedging and screening. Recommended for: Hedging/screening, tough variety. Easy to grow. Ideal position:...
from £25.95
Rhododendron Alfred
Rhododendron Alfred
(H6) Frilly edged lilac flowers with greenish yellow spots in the centre. Late May and early June flowering. An historic and very hardy vigorous plant bred by Seidel, East Germany in 1891. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Tough and reliable variety. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid. Parentage: 'Everestianum' (s) X 'Everestianum'. Hybridization...
from £24.95

Rhododendron AzurroRhododendron Azurro
Rhododendron Azurro
Distinctive frilly edged purple flowers with a darker blotch. This stunner flowers in late May to early June. It is a very tough plant with a great compact habit. We are very keen on this plant because it has proven to be particuarly reliable, just like it's parent Purple Splendour. Height 150cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Tough and reliable variety. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden...
£25.95
Rhododendron Belami INKARHO
Rhododendron Belami INKARHO
Stunning white flowers with prominent red speckled blotch on the upper lobe. A dense ball type truss of 12 flowers, each being funnel shaped measuring 50-60 x 80-96mm - a real gem. Starting in mid May, the flowers open pale pink with a darker blotch, but quickly change to white with the striking red blotch. This is a tough award winning plant with dark green foliage from Hachmann in Northern Germany....
£35.95

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Rhododendron Bernard Shaw
(H5) Large clear pink flowers with a darker blotch, in big trusses, in April-May. Can take a few years to bud up, and needs a sheltered wind-free location. Handsome large leaves. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. A choice plant raised by Gene Reuthe at the famous Reuthe's Nursery in 1940. • Recommended for: Hedging and Screening.• Ideal position: Dappled shade in a sheltered wind free position.•...
£27.95
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Rhododendron Beverley Lear
****New to be launched at Chelsea Flower Show 2019. Plants available Autumn 2019**** (H5) Purple buds open to light purplish pink bell shaped flowers in a flat topped truss, with a few dark red spots, deeper on the outside. Late May to mid June, and slightly scented. Large flat and glossy green leaves with a very thin indumentum on the undersides. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid...
£31.95

Rhododendron Black MagicRhododendron Black Magic
Rhododendron Black Magic
This is an amazing free flowering plant with the darkest red flowers and deep green upright foliage. In our opinion it is one of the best deep red Rhododendrons and one of our favourites. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. It will take a fair amount of sun, but the flowers won't last so long. Dappled shade is best, but not recommended for deep shade. Recommended for: gorgeous red flowers. Easy to...
£27.95
Rhododendron Blue Peter  AGMRhododendron Blue Peter  AGM
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Rhododendron Blue Peter AGM
A very distinctive large frilly lavender blue flowers with a prominent purple flare in a tight conical truss. This stunning plant flowers during May and is well branched. It does benefit from pruning after flowering when young but will make a brilliant specimen. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. This plant was awarded a RHS FCC (First Class Certificate) in 1958 and the AGM later. Recommended for:...
£24.95

Rhododendron BlutopiaRhododendron Blutopia
Rhododendron Blutopia
This plant has lovely deep violet blue flowers with a prominent olive green speckled flare. Flowering in late May it has good dark green foliage with slightly twisted leaves. Broad upright grower. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: reliable performer Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations, dappled shade. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid. Parentage: 'Catawbiense...
£27.95
Rhododendron Busuki
Rhododendron Busuki
(H7) Deep red flowers with prominent white stamens in the centre. Flowers late May to early June. An award winning very hardy plant from Hans Hachmann in Northern Germany. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. • Recommended for: Tough variety.• Easy to grow.• Ideal position: Dappled shade in most garden situations.• Habit: Bushy.• Group: Hardy Hybrid.• Parentage: ‘Tarantella...
£25.95

Rhododendron Calsap
Rhododendron Calsap
Lovely large trusses of pinky white flowers with a prominent blackberry coloured blotch. A very striking flower in late May with pale green foliage on a plant with a neat habit. It does perform best in a sunny situation. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Recommended for stunning flower. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations, prefers more sun. Habit: Upright. Group: Hardy Hybrid. Parentage:...
£25.95
Rhododendron Catawbiense Boursault
Rhododendron Catawbiense Boursault
(H7) Long lasting lilac purple flowers with few markings. Late May flowering in a dense truss. A vigorous, very tough old variety, dating from before 1850. Height 175-200cm in 10 years. Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Recommended for: Hedging/screening. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hardy Hybrid. Tolerant of some...
from £275.00

Rhododendron Cherry Kiss
Rhododendron Cherry Kiss
NEW! An excellent new German plant with deep red flowers and lovely dark green glossy foliage. Glowing red funnel shaped flowers with wavy edging in a neat compact truss, with contrasting almost white stamens, and cream upward pointing anthers. Late May flowering. Equally striking are the thick dark very deep glossy leaves on a handsome plant broadly upright plant. A very hardy plant, claimed to...
£24.95
Rhododendron Colonel Coen
Rhododendron Colonel Coen
This plant has stunning deep purple flowers with a black centre flowering in late May. It is tall and fast growing and has a dense habit. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Reliable, tall and fast growing. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hardy Hybrid. Parentage: unknown. Hybridization date: pre 2000 (1958). Bred by: E. Ostbo. Origin:...
£25.95

Rhododendron CosmopolitanRhododendron Cosmopolitan
Rhododendron Cosmopolitan
Lovely light pink flowers, fading to paler pink with a deep red flare in a rounded truss that flower in early May. This is a broad, dense plant with a neat habit and good glossy green foliage. This gorgeous plant shows a tendency to flower again in the Autumn. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Hedging/screening and occasional Autumn flowering. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden...
£25.95
Rhododendron Cotton Candy
Rhododendron Cotton Candy
(H5) Enormous fragrant pale pastel-pink flowers in a tall loose conical truss. May. Handsome dark foliage on a vigorous upright and spreading plant. A really choice plant that we love, but not the toughest of varieites, so it is best grown in a more sheltered spot, or in milder areas. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. • Recommended for: Lovely scented flowers. Specimen planting.• Easy to grow.•...
£27.95

Rhododendron Cunningham's WhiteRhododendron Cunningham's White
Rhododendron Cunningham's White
Mauve buds open to white flowers with a pale yellow eye in early May. With delicate small flowers, it is a very tough dense plant which is good for screening and difficult positions. Cunninghams White is also tolerant of neutral/slightly alkaline soil. Height 140-160cm in 10 years.It certainly ranks as one of our favourites and is ideal for hedging and screening. If you have a difficult position this...
from £24.95
Rhododendron Douggie Betteridge
Rhododendron Douggie Betteridge
****New to be launched at Chelsea Flower Show 2019**** (H5) Pink in bud, opening to soft pink funnel shaped flowers, flushed with shades of pale cream on the inside, and deeper pink on the outside. May flowering. Named for the long-serving Head Gardener at Exbury. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soils. • Recommended for: Hedging and Screening• Ideal position: Dappled...
£54.95

Rhododendron Dramatic Dark
Rhododendron Dramatic Dark
(H6) NEW from Hachmann's. Dark violet flowers, with purple shades in centre, a black blotch, and contrasting white stamens on a tight rounded truss in late May. A compact well branched plant. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. The fascination of this new rhododendron comes from the perfectly shaped deep dark violet flowers with purple violet centre and a black eye. The roundish truss has more than 20...
£24.95
Rhododendron Eskimo
Rhododendron Eskimo
Mauve in bud and initially in flower, Eskimo quickly changes to ice-white. We love this plant's white flowers with yellow-green spotting on the upper lobe and a slight lilac flush in centre. Flowering in late May to mid June this is a tough hybrid from Germany. Height 160cm in 10 years.Also known as Hachmann's Eskimo. Recommended for: tough and reliable. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden...
£25.95

Rhododendron Fabia (FCC form) AGM
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Rhododendron Fabia (FCC form) AGM
This is one of our favourite orange plants. It has deep orange bell-shaped flowers in loose trusses during May. A compact growing plant, which is best in a light shadey position. The underside of the leaves have a fawn suede-like indumentum underneath. Height 120-140cm in 10 years. Recommended for: pretty flowers and great foliage. Plantsman range. Ideal position: Dappled shade. Habit: Open. Group:...
£27.95
Rhododendron Fabia Waterer
Rhododendron Fabia Waterer
Gorgeous pink bell-shaped flowers shaded orange in June which has medium-dark green leaves with a light indumentum on the underside. This is Waterer's later flowering version of Fabia which is much pinker, but extends the flowering period with the same delightful characteristics. Again best in light shade. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. Recommended for: pretty flowers and great foliage. Plantsman...
£27.95

Rhododendron Fairy LightRhododendron Fairy Light
Rhododendron Fairy Light
Rarely seen elsewhere this plant has beautiful soft-pink flowers with a pronounced salmon throat. Flowering in June it is compact with a neat rounded shape. This one performs best in partial shade to protect the blooms from strong sun. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. Recommended for: lovely late flower. Plantsman range. Ideal position: Dappled shade. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage:...
£25.95
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Rhododendron Fay Norman
(H6) Yellow pink flowers opening greenish white, with yellow flush at the base, in an open topped truss during mid May. R. campylocarpum x griffithianum hybrid raised at Ramster Gardens with an open habit. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Raised in 1937 by Lady Norman, daughter of the first Lord Aberconway, and Registered in 2007 by her granddaughter Miranda Gunn who has always admired it growing in...
£54.95

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Rhododendron Fiona Lansdowne
(H5) NEW! Deep pink flowers in an upright truss with wine red spotting on the upper lobe. May. Upright bushy habit. Named for the wife of Lord Lansdowne at Bowood House. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. This is a hybrid between Rhododendron Kewense and Maxwell T. Masters; the Kewense giving a slight scent to the flowers. • Recommended for: Hedging and Screening• Ideal position: Dappled shade...
£49.95
Rhododendron FirelightRhododendron Firelight
Rhododendron Firelight
Beautiful and distinctive cream coloured flowers heavily speckled with red, with a prominent calyx giving an almost double flowered effect. This is an old variety that blooms in May. Height 120cm in 10 years. Recommended for: distinctive flowers. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage: unknown. Hybridization date: pre 2000...
£27.95

Rhododendron Gartendirektor Rieger  AGM
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Rhododendron Gartendirektor Rieger AGM
Lovely open trusses of cream flowers that are flushed pink with red spotting appear in early May. This plant is floriferous, vigorous and fairly compact with interesting rounded foliage that grows wider than tall. It does like some sun for good blooming. Height 140-160cm in 10 years.Also known as Gartendirektor Walter Rieger. We believe the plant was named after Walter Rieger, the Garden Director of...
from £25.95
Rhododendron Germania
Rhododendron Germania
This is an outstanding plant introduced from Hobbie in Germany, with huge buds opening to deep pink flowers in a large upright truss during late May. It has an excellent habit, is tough and has large pale green rounded leaves. Tends to grow wider than it is tall. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Striking flower and great habit. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most...
£25.95

Rhododendron Gloria.
Rhododendron Gloria.
Exotic looking creamy-white flowers with striking pink and yellow shading in loose trusses. Flowering in late May, this is an excellent and very hardy German plant with a good compact habit. Height 140-160cm/150-175cm in 10 years. Also known as Bruns Gloria and Christiane. Recommended for: Pretty flowers on a tough plant. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group:...
£27.95
Rhododendron Goldika
Rhododendron Goldika
Extremely attractive large bright yellow flowers with a showy red eye in late May and early June. This plant has bright green oval leaves. Height 140-160cm in 10 years.As with all yellow Rhododendrons, this plant does need good drainage (but not dry conditions!). Recommended for: stunning yellow flowers. Plantsman range. Ideal position: Dappled shade, needs careful site selection. Habit: Open. Group:...
£54.95

Rhododendron GoldinettaRhododendron Goldinetta
Rhododendron Goldinetta
This is a stunning NEW yellow plant from Hachmann in Germany. It has clear deep yellow flowers without any markings, flowering in May with lovely deep green leaves. A very tough plant that is completely winter hardy in the UK. Height 150cm, spreading a little wider, in 10 years.As with all yellow Rhododendrons, this plant does need good drainage (but not dry conditions). Recommended for lovely yellow...
£24.95
Rhododendron Goldkrone  AGMRhododendron Goldkrone  AGM
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Rhododendron Goldkrone AGM
With superb, floriferous intense golden-yellow flowers and ruby-red speckling on upper lobes, this plant is very free flowering in May. A compact and hardy plant with rounded slightly curling leaves. It has a compact mound type habit. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. The English translation is Gold Crown.As with all yellow Rhododendrons, this plant does need good drainage (but not dry conditions!). ...
£24.95

Rhododendron Gomer Waterer  AGMRhododendron Gomer Waterer  AGM
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Rhododendron Gomer Waterer AGM
Lovely rosy-lilac buds open to pinky-white flowers flushed mauve pink at the edges with a distinctive yellow-brown flare. This plant is a well proven older variety that flowers in early June. It certainly ranks as one of our favourites and is ideal for hedging and screening. If you have a difficult position this is definitely the plant for you. Vigorous and tolerating sun, heat and wind and shade,...
from £24.95
Rhododendron GraffitoRhododendron Graffito
Rhododendron Graffito
NEW. This fantastic plant was bred by Hans Hachmann in Northern Germany. It has lovely white flowers with a prominent wine red flare on the upper lobe in late May. Particularly hardy with attractive dark green glossy leaves. Height 150cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Tough with dinstinctive flower and great foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid...
£24.95

Rhododendron Graziella
Rhododendron Graziella
This is a fabulous plant with very distinctive foliage featuring amazing narrow laceolate leaves. It has pink flowers from mid to late May on a low growing bushy shrub. Height 120-140cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Amazing foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage: Possibly a hybrid of ponticum and...
£25.95
Rhododendron Gwilt KingRhododendron Gwilt King
Rhododendron Gwilt King
(H4) Bright turkey red flowers in a semi-circular truss, with spotting on the dorsal lobe and deep basal nectaries. April-May flowering, and suitable for mild locations only. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. This is a really good bright red flower of quality, and performs well in sheltered positions. Densely hairy on the undersides of leaves. It has recently been exhibited at RHS Rhododendron competitions,...
£27.95

Rhododendron Halfdan Lem  AGMRhododendron Halfdan Lem  AGM
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Rhododendron Halfdan Lem AGM
This one is a real stunner! Huge red flowers that have darker spotting that last well in the shade but fade to pink in the sun. Flowering in May it has handsome thick dark leaves and striking red buds in the winter. It has an upright habit and prefers plenty of light. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Striking flower and red buds. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit:...
from £27.95
Rhododendron Happydendron Pushy PurpleRhododendron Happydendron Pushy Purple
Rhododendron Happydendron Pushy Purple
New! (H5) Deep reddish purple in bud, opening to pale pink flowers with a prominent green yellow blotch, and feathering to deep mauvey pink edging to the flower. The overall effect is mauvey purple, but really it displays 3 separate and distinct colours. The reddish purple colour fades to mauvey purple, so there's more interest in the flower every day. Late May. An excellent and exclusive new variety...
£149.00

Rhododendron Hille
Showy creamy white flowers tinged pink at the edges, with prominent reddish speckling all over. This plant flowers in April so is best in a sheltered spot to protect the opening buds from frost. Height 120-150 cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Striking early flower. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage:...
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Rhododendron Horizon Monarch  AGMRhododendron Horizon Monarch  AGM
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Rhododendron Horizon Monarch AGM
This is another of our favourites - lovely red buds open to large pale yellow flowers with pink tones and a small vivid red flare. Flowering in May this is an exceptional hybrid with a strong growing habit, it is dense and compact and has fabulous deep green foliage. Height 150-180cm in 10 years, slightly wider than it is in height.As with all yellow Rhododendrons, this plant does need good drainage...
from £25.95

Rhododendron Hot Flush
Rhododendron Hot Flush
(H4-5) NEW. Large salmon orange-pink trumpet shaped flowers, very late flowering in July. Grows best in moist shade to prevent the flowers from fading in the sun. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Raised by Rhododendron breeder John Gault in Limavady, Northern Ireland, who has spent years breeding and selecting late flowering varieties to extend the season. • Recommended for: Tough variety. Hedging...
£27.95
Rhododendron Jeanne Church
Rhododendron Jeanne Church
(H5) Large rounded trusses of pale yellow flowers with pink flush, and 3 red flares at the base. Early May flowering. An unusual NZ hybrid between R. mabeanum and Unique, displaying the compact habit of Unique and the big leaves of macabeanum. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soil. Grown and introduced by the New Zealand Rhododendron Association, and registered in 1982.
£31.95

Rhododendron KabarettRhododendron Kabarett
Rhododendron Kabarett
Very attractive plant that has pretty frilled edge, wide open lilac flowers that are paler in the centre with a prominent wine-red blotch. It flowers in late May to early June. From Hachmann's Nursery in Northern Germany, it is very hardy to -24C. A great tough compact plant that will grow wider than tall. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. Also known as 'Hachmann's Kabarett'. Recommended for: Tough...
from £149.00
Rhododendron KaliRhododendron Kali
Rhododendron Kali
(H5) Dark red in bud, opening to a purplish red flowers, dense darker speckling on the upper lobe and vivid yellowish white anthers. Flowering in late May. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soil.
£25.95

Rhododendron Kewense (Bowood)
Rhododendron Kewense (Bowood)
(H5) Rich rose in bud, opening to white broad funnel-shaped flowers, edged pale rose, with greenish brown markings. Late May and June flowering. This good clone selected from Lord Lansdowne's Bowood Gardens. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Parentage: Shown as R. griffithianum X fortunei, but this may not be correct.Bred at Kew Gardens c. 1875 by W. Binder.Awards: RHS Award of Merit 1907
£54.95
Rhododendron Kokardia
Rhododendron Kokardia
Striking frilled lavender pink flowers with a prominent wine red blotch. Flowering in May this lovely plant has glossy green leaves. It is a dense plant that grows wider than tall. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Striking flower. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage: 'Humboldt' (s) X 'Direktor E. Hjelm'. Hybridization...
from £24.95

Rhododendron Lavender Girl  AGMRhododendron Lavender Girl  AGM
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Rhododendron Lavender Girl AGM
Large lightly scented clear flowers that are pinky purple in bud opening to lavender with a white centre and light brown markings in the throat. Flowering in May this plant has a dense, bushy habit. It is vigorous, hardy and is wind and sun tolerant. Height 150-180cm in 10 years.Another favourite that is ideal for hedging and screening. Recommended for: Fragrance and Hedging/screening. Easy to...
£25.95
Rhododendron Lee's ScarletRhododendron Lee's Scarlet
Rhododendron Lee's Scarlet
We think this old hybrid is poorly named, but we seem to have the correct stock! Scarlet in bud, opening to deep crimson-pink flowers with bright red blotch and speckles it certainly is worth considering. Lees Scarlett is a useful variety as it flowers at intervals from December to March, often just before Christmas. It has a lovely light indumentum on underside of leaves which makes the foliage very...
£25.95
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