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:...
£25.95
Rhododendron Alice  AGM
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Rhododendron Alice AGM
Deep pink flowers fading to pale rose and almost to white in a sunny site. Tall growing and sun tolerant. Height 180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: beautiful flowers. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hardy Hybrid. Parentage: derived from griffithianum. Hybridization date: pre 1950 (pre 1910). Bred by: Waterer (Bagshot). Origin: British. Tolerant...
£27.95

Rhododendron Beau BrummellRhododendron Beau Brummell
Rhododendron Beau Brummell
Flowering late in June, this plant has excellent late scarlet red, waxy flowers with darker speckling. It is certainly eye-catching and the flowers form a spectacular ball-shaped truss and lovely matt green foliage. It will perform best in light shade. Height 150-180cm in 10 years.It certainly ranks as one of our favourites and is ideal for hedging and screening. Recommended for: Hedging/screening...
£27.95
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 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 £149.00
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

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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 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 £149.00

Rhododendron Hampshire BelleRhododendron Hampshire Belle
Rhododendron Hampshire Belle
An absolute must for every garden with narrow pointed leaves always smothered with pretty pink flowers in May! This plant has striking foliage which looks good all year. It has purplish pink flowers, paler in the centre with a conspicuous red blotch. A very dense, upright growing shrub. Height 120-140cm in 10 years.Hampshire Belle originates from the Hillier Gardens and Arboretum near Romsey, where...
£27.95
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...
£149.00

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...
£195.00
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
Rhododendron Lord Roberts  AGM
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Rhododendron Lord Roberts AGM
A popular plant with deep red flowers and a black flare forming a ball-shaped truss in early June. One of the toughest and strongest red varieties suitable for most locations. It forms a dense bush with thick leathery foliage. Height 150-180cm in 10 years.It certainly ranks as one of our favourites and is ideal for hedging and screening. Recommended for: Hedging/screening. Easy to grow. Ideal...
£25.95

Rhododendron Markeeta's Prize  AGMRhododendron Markeeta's Prize  AGM
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Rhododendron Markeeta's Prize AGM
Fine large bright scarlet flowers with darker spots. Flowering in early May it has thick dark green foliage on a tall upright plant. Markeetas Prize is one of the best reds available but we do recommend partial shade to prevent the blooms from fading. Height 150-180cm in 10 years.This is a great tough plant that is ideal for hedging and screening. Recommended for: One of the best reds. Easy to...
£149.00
Rhododendron Midnight BeautyRhododendron Midnight Beauty
Rhododendron Midnight Beauty
(H6) Almost black buds open to dark burgundy red flowers with a darker blotch, wavy edge and cream coloured anther. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. • Recommended for: Tough variety and stunning colour.• Easy to grow.• Ideal position: Dappled shade in most garden situations.• Habit: Can be thin so plant with other Rhododendrons.• Group: Hardy Hybrid.• Parentage: ‘Frank...
£295.00

Rhododendron Mrs Charles Pearson  AGMRhododendron Mrs Charles Pearson  AGM
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Rhododendron Mrs Charles Pearson AGM
This pretty and useful plant has mauve-pink buds that fade to near white in flower with brown spots. It has good dark foliage and flowers in late May to early June. It is vigorous and has an upright and dense habit. Height 180cm in 10 years.It certainly is one of our favourites and is ideal for hedging and screening. Vigorous and tolerating sun and heat, this is a great plant. Height 150-180cm in 10...
£25.95
Rhododendron Mrs Davies EvansRhododendron Mrs Davies Evans
Rhododendron Mrs Davies Evans
(H6) Rich mauve purple, almost flat-faced flowers with paler centres, and contrasting white anthers. Late May. A vigorous old hardy hybrid with a compact upright habit. Height 150-175cm in 10 years.
£27.95

Rhododendron Mrs T.H. Lowinsky  AGMRhododendron Mrs T.H. Lowinsky  AGM
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Rhododendron Mrs T.H. Lowinsky AGM
Mauve buds open to orchid pink and fade to white with a conspicuous and distinctive orange blotch in June. Mrs T H Lowinsky is a very hardy and fast growing plant. Height 180-200cm in 10 years.She is ideal for hedging and screening. Vigorous and tolerant of heat.Also known as Mrs Tom H. Lowinsky. Recommended for: Hedging/screening. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit:...
from £25.95
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Rhododendron Nobleanum Red
(H5) Early red flowers in a small rounded truss. A dense bush which flowers any time from January to March, often flowering again after frosts to welcome in the spring. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Early flower. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage: caucasicum(s) X arboreum. Hybridization date: pre 1900...
£27.95

Rhododendron Olga  AGMRhododendron Olga  AGM
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Rhododendron Olga AGM
A compact plant with very striking light orange-apricot flowers fringed pink with deeper spotting. Flowering in late May to June it has good foliage on a plant with a spreading habit. Height 140-160cm in 10 years.Orange varieties do tend to grow a little more slowly than other colours. Recommended for: Striking flower. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Open. Group:...
£27.95
Rhododendron OliviaRhododendron Olivia
Rhododendron Olivia
****New. Launched at Chelsea Flower Show 2019, and seen on BBC Gardener's World**** Deep pink in bud opening to white with a creamy yellow centre and yellow speckles. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. A choice new variety raised by George Hyde and named by his daughter Rosemary Legrand, named as part of a collection with Shakespearian names. Recommended for: Specimen plant. Easy to grow. Ideal position:...
£175.00

Rhododendron Phyllis KornRhododendron Phyllis Korn
Rhododendron Phyllis Korn
Gorgeous creamy white flowers tinged primrose yellow, with a currant red blotch in early May. This plant has a well branched upright habit with good dark glossy foliage and is suitable for hedging and screening. Height 140-160cm after 10 years. Recommended for: Great flower and foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage:...
£27.95
Rhododendron Purple PassionRhododendron Purple Passion
Rhododendron Purple Passion
Wonderful large reddish purple flowers (50 x 75mm) with a white blotch and purple spots, and darker at the edges, 12-16 flowers on a ball shaped truss. Flowering in late May this is a good hardy plant with pest and disease resistant foliage. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Recommended for: reliable hardy plant. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. vase shaped. Group:...
£25.95

Rhododendron Rocket
Rhododendron Rocket
Frilled vibrant deep pink flowers with a scarlet blotch in a conical truss. Flowering in early May it has ribbed, thick and glossy foliage. Young growth is coppery bronze. A very useful plant that is heat and sun tolerant with a bushy, upright habit. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Hedging/screening. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group:...
£149.00
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Rhododendron Rosalind
(H5) Loose trusses of rose pink broadly funnel-shaped flowers in April-May. An interesting slow growing plant with grey-green rounded leaves, raised by Lord Aberconway, Bodnant Gardens. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Raised by Lord Aberconway, Bodnant Gardens, 1938Parentage: thomsonii X oreodoxa var. fargesiiRHS Award of Merit, 1938
£175.00

Rhododendron Roseum Elegans
Rhododendron Roseum Elegans
Beautiful lavender flowers fading to pink, with reddish brown spotting. Flowering in late May early June this lovely old hybrid has olive green foliage. It tolerates sun, heat and cold and is a dense and vigorous grower. It is ideal for windbreaks or hedging and screening. Height 180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Hedging/screening. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit:...
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Rhododendron Sappho
Rhododendron Sappho
Mauve buds open to lovely white flowers with a conspicuous dark purple, almost black, blotch. Flowering in May to June this is a wonderful distinctive old hybrid that has dark foliage, is vigorous and has an upright, open habit. It is best to avoid deep shade which can cause the plant to sprawl. Height 180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Stunning flower. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Requires...
£27.95

Rhododendron Silver EdgeRhododendron Silver Edge
Rhododendron Silver Edge
An interesting variegated plant with distinctive silver leaf edging. It has soft lavender blue flowers in May to June. A dense and fast growing, tough plant. Height 180+ cm in 10 years.This plant is ideal for hedging and screening. It is vigorous and tolerates sun. Recommended for: Hedging/screening. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hardy Hybrid. Parentage:...
£25.95
Rhododendron TerracottaRhododendron Terracotta
Rhododendron Terracotta
Beautiful spotted orange flowers with pink shadings in late May. It has prominent curling calyx, giving an almost double flowered effect. A strong growing compact plant. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Lovely orange flowers. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage: Thought to be 'Mrs Lindsay Smith' X 'Dido'. Hybridization...
£27.95

Rhododendron Tortoiseshell Champagne  AGM
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Rhododendron Tortoiseshell Champagne AGM
Gorgeous pale yellow flowers with a deeper centre tinged pink in June. A compact dome shaped plant, growing wider than tall. It does need some shelter and will perform best in some shade. Height 140-160cm in 10 years.As with all yellow Rhododendrons, this plant does need good drainage (but not dry conditions!). Also known as 'Champagne'. Recommended for: pretty yellow flowers. Plantsman range. Ideal...
£27.95
Rhododendron Tortoiseshell Orange  AGMRhododendron Tortoiseshell Orange  AGM
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Rhododendron Tortoiseshell Orange AGM
Very attractive orange-red flowers shaded pink in loose trusses during June. It forms a compact dome shaped plant with attractive glossy leaves. It will perform best in some shade and in a sheltered position. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. Recommended for: gorgeous orange flowers. Plantsman range. Ideal position: Dappled shade, needs careful site selection. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage:...
£27.95

Rhododendron True Blue
Rhododendron True Blue
(H6) Lovely vivid purple in bud opening to lighter purple with dark purple spotting and distinctive white stamens. Flowers in May, on a dense plant with deep green leaves. Height 125-150cm in 10 years.
£25.95
Rhododendron Van
Rhododendron Van
This is a sister seedling to R. Anna Rose Whitney, grown by Van Veen Nurseries near Portland in Oregon, hence the name! It has distinctive deep pink flowers with deeper spotting in the centre during May - June. It is a handsome and dense plant that regularly flowers really well. Lots of people like R. Anna Rose Whitney, but it is prone to powdery mildew, whereas R. Van grows cleanly without any trouble,...
from £25.95

Rhododendron White Pearl
Rhododendron White Pearl
Lovely pink buds open to pure white flowers speckled crimson in the throat. Flowering in May this is a very vigorous tall growing plant with good deep green glossy leaves. Most useful for its heat tolerance and hedging/screening. Height 180cm+ in 10 years.A reliable old variety that is also known as Halopeanum. Recommended for: Hedging/screening. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit:...
£27.95
Rhododendron White SwanRhododendron White Swan
Rhododendron White Swan
Pink in bud, opening to large and perfectly formed satin white flowers with a slight yellow-green basal blotch. This is a striking plant that flowers in May. It has mid green leaves with a V-shaped profile, on a compact upright plant that will tolerate some heat. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Wonderful white flower. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit:...
£25.95