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:...
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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...
£24.95

Rhododendron BelamiRhododendron Belami
Rhododendron Belami
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....
£24.95
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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...
£29.95

Rhododendron Blue HawaiiRhododendron Blue Hawaii
Rhododendron Blue Hawaii
Frilly edged and large good violet blue flowers fading to pale lavender in the throat, with a greenish blotch and bronze spotting. This plant is very floriferous in May and has a broad habit. Height 150cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Lovely flower. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Open. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage: 'Blue Ensign'(s) X 'Purple Splendour'. Hybridization...
£26.95
Rhododendron Caucasicum PictumRhododendron Caucasicum Pictum
Rhododendron Caucasicum Pictum
A great tough plant that grows well where others might struggle. With frilly pink flowers and dark blotch in a tight truss this one flowers in April. We always find this has larger roots than any other variety but it forms a neat dense domed bush. It's an old trusted variety that is ideal for hedging or screening. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Early flower and Hedging/screening. Easy...
£24.95

Rhododendron Choremia 'Tower Court'  AGM
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Rhododendron Choremia 'Tower Court' AGM
This plant has very attractive waxy bell shaped crimson scarlet flowers during February and March. It has neat dark glossy foliage with a lovely silvery grey indumentum on the undersides of the leaves. It forms a compact plant growing as wide as it does tall. It does need some frost protection in the winter but we think it's worth the extra effort! Height 140-160cm in 10 years. Recommended...
£29.95
Rhododendron Choremia EX9503 AGM
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Rhododendron Choremia EX9503 AGM
(H5) Waxy bell shaped, crimson scarlet flowers during February and March. Neat dark foliage, with silvery grey indumentum. Forms a compact plant as wide as high. Height 140-160cm in 10 years.
£26.95

Rhododendron Coronation DayRhododendron Coronation Day
Rhododendron Coronation Day
Pale pink scented flowers with a dark crimson blotch, in a large upright truss flowering in May. This plant has a tall habit and performs best in light woodland, preferring some shade. It is sensitive to wind. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Recommended for: large fragrant flowers. Plantsman range. Ideal position: Dappled shade, needs careful site selection. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid...
£26.95
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...
£26.95

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...
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Rhododendron Diva Group
Rhododendron Diva Group
(H5) Deep reddish pink flowers, speckled brown, in spherical truss during June. A useful late flowering mound shaped R. griersonianum hybrid from Exbury. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soils. Named by Lionel de Rothschild at Exbury in 1936Awards: RHS Award of Merit 1937
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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. Raised by Edmund de Rothschild at Exbury Gardens, pre 1970R. fortunei x R....
£29.95
Rhododendron Edith Bosley
Rhododendron Edith Bosley
Striking deep purple flowers with purple black blotching on the upper lobe. Flowering mid to late May, this is an interesting and tough tall growing hybrid bred in the East coast America. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Tough and reliable variety. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid. Parentage: Dexter/Bosley no. 1035 (s) X 'Lee's...
£295.00

Rhododendron English Roseum
Rhododendron English Roseum
Attractive mauvey pink flowers in May-June on a very useful easy to grow plant. It tolerates heat and cold and is a dense and vigorous grower that can get very large. An ideal plant for hedging and screening. A reliable plant for difficult places. Height 180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Hedging/screening. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hardy Hybrid. Parentage:...
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Rhododendron Eurydice
Rhododendron Eurydice
(H5) White flower delicately tinged, pale rosy pink with crimson blotch. April-May flowering. A tall growing plant with an upright habit, raised by Lionel de Rothschild at Exbury Gardens. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. An interesting hybrid between R. arboreum cinnamomeum var album X Loderi Group.Introduced and received Award of Merit 1939. Recommended for: Choice feature plant for woodland...
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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:...
£24.95
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...
£24.95

Rhododendron Faggetter's Favourite  AGMRhododendron Faggetter's Favourite  AGM
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Rhododendron Faggetter's Favourite AGM
Scarlet buds open to white flushed pink flower speckled bronze. Tall fragrant flower trusses in May. Shiny leaves on a compact and vigorous plant. Faggetters Favourite is best in partial shade. Height 180cm in 10 years.In America, this variety is reported to show resistance to adult vine weevil feeding.This rhododendron was grown at the famous Knaphill Nursery, Surrey. On a beam in one of the buildings...
£29.95
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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 decorum 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 the gardens...
£26.95

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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.
£26.95
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...
£26.95

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...
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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...
£24.95

Rhododendron Golden Fleece
Rhododendron Golden Fleece
Large wide golden yellow wavy-edged flowers with a deeper centre, early May. A lovely glowing colour, which performs best in light shade. Large slightly rounded leaves, Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Glowing colour in light shade. Plantsman range. Ideal position: Sheltered woodland, dappled shade. Habit: open bush, not dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage: Goldsworth...
£26.95
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:...
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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...
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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!). ...
£26.95

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...
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Rhododendron Graham ThomasRhododendron Graham Thomas
Rhododendron Graham Thomas
(H5) Violet purple in bud, opening to mauve with cobalt blue edging. April - May. A attractive campanulatum hybrid with indumentum on the lower surface of leaves. Height 150cm in 10 years. • Recommended for: Distinctive deep mauve flowers.• Can be fussy, so best planted in good situations• Ideal position: Dappled shade in most garden situations.• Habit: Dense.• Group: Hardy...
£26.95

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:...
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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...
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Rhododendron James Burchett  AGMRhododendron James Burchett  AGM
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Rhododendron James Burchett AGM
Wonderful large scented white flowers with a slight mauve tinge and prominent green-yellow speckled flare in dense trusses in late June to early July. This plant takes us little longer to propagate but it is certainly one of the best later flowering hybrids. It has lovely long dark foliage on a tough, vigorous plant with a dense habit. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Best in partial shade to protect...
£26.95
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.
£29.95

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...
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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...
£149.00

Rhododendron Lem's Cameo  AGMRhododendron Lem's Cameo  AGM
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Rhododendron Lem's Cameo AGM
Not surprisingly this is one of the most sought-after rhododendrons. It's flowers have a sensational mix of pink, apricot and cream with red spotting in the throat, in large trusses during May. Young fresh growth is a red mahogany colour. Height 150cm in 10 years. Lems Cameo needs more feed and shelter than most and is tricky for us to propagate, so you won't find it widely available elsewhere. It...
£29.95
Rhododendron Lem's Monarch  AGMRhododendron Lem's Monarch  AGM
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Rhododendron Lem's Monarch AGM
Probably one of the best American hybrids ever. This plant is red in bud opening to huge superb pink flower trusses, with red edging fading to pale pink. It is a truely striking, choice, dense plant. Lems Monarch is stunning in late May and early June. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Hedging/screening and stunning flower. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit:...
£24.95

Rhododendron Loch Awe
Rhododendron Loch Awe
(H5) A real foliage plant with a great flower. Yellowish pink in bud, opening to pale yellow flowers with red blotch. April. A choice hybrid of Percy Wiseman x macabeanum. Height 1.25-1.50cm in 10 years. Raised by PA and KNE Cox, Glendoick Gardens 1992, and registered by them in 2004. • Recommended for: Compact plant with striking large foliage.• Easy to grow.• Ideal position: Dappled...
£29.95
Rhododendron Lodauric IcebergRhododendron Lodauric Iceberg
Rhododendron Lodauric Iceberg
Heavily scented frilled white flowers in large trusses in June. This is a superb tall tree-like plant with long leaves. Ideally suitable for sheltered woodland. Height 180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Later flowering and scent. Plantsman range. Ideal position: Sheltered woodland, dappled shade. Habit: Treelike. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage: Loderi Group (s) X...
£29.95

Rhododendron Loderi HelenRhododendron Loderi Helen
Rhododendron Loderi Helen
(H4-5) Pale pink sweetly scented flowers in early May, fading to white. This is one of the rarer clones of Loderi and it forms a tall growing woodland plant of good stature. Height 180cm in 10 years. Requires a sheltered position and protection from high winds. Like all Loderi clones, the flowers will fade to white after a few days, but the lovely scent remains. • Recommended for: Hedging/screening,...
£29.95
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...
£24.95

Rhododendron Madame Masson AGMRhododendron Madame Masson AGM
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Rhododendron Madame Masson AGM
White star-like flowers with a golden yellow blotch flowering in late May early June. This is a very old hybrid that is extremely tough, reliable and striking. A dense well shaped plant with shiny dark foliage which is ideal for hedging and screening. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Hedging/screening. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group:...
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Rhododendron Marcel Menard AGMRhododendron Marcel Menard AGM
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Rhododendron Marcel Menard AGM
Deep purple violet flowers, with prominent greenish speckling in the throat. Flowering late May to early June this is an old but particularly tough variety with clean dark green foliage. Height 140-160 cm in 10 years.Also known as Monsieur Marcel Menard. Recommended for: Striking flower and tough. Easy to grow Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage:...
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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...
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Rhododendron Metallica
Rhododendron Metallica
NEW! Stunning deep violet flowers with a prominent blotch and speckling on the upper lobes, flowering in late May and early June. This is a very hardy plant from Northern Germany, and was bred by Holger Hachmann in 2009. As yet not registered, but also known as Hachmann's Metallica. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Striking flower.. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit:...
£24.95

Rhododendron 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...
£195.00
Rhododendron Molten Gold
Rhododendron Molten Gold
NEW! Mauve flowers in late May. We think this is the best variegated rhododendron available. It has eye catching foliage, with a bright bold golden yellow flash in the centre of the leaf. The variegation is much more stable than other varieties, and it rarely reverts to green. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Variegated foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Dappled shade. Habit:...
£26.95
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