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 Anah Kruschke
Rhododendron Anah Kruschke
(H5) Stunning pink-purple flowers with a dark purple speckled throat in May. Vigorous growth on an upright plant. Height 175-200cm in 10 years. • Recommended for: Tough variety. Hedging and Screening.• Ideal position: Dappled shade in most garden situations.• Habit: Bushy.• Group: Hardy Hybrid.• Parentage: ponticum seedling• Hybridisation date: pre 1950 (1948)• Bred...
£295.00
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...
£59.95

Rhododendron Betty WormaldRhododendron Betty Wormald
Rhododendron Betty Wormald
Lovely rose pink flowers, paling towards the centre. This plant flowers in late May and has good dark glossy foliage. It is an attractive old Hybrid originating from The Netherlands. Height 180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Lovely flower and good foliage. Hedging/screening Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations, dappled shade. Habit: Dense. Group: Hardy Hybrid. Parentage: 'George...
£395.00
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...
£31.95

Rhododendron CarusoRhododendron Caruso
Rhododendron Caruso
(H5) Large vibrant pink full trusses made of 12 flowers, approximatley 15cm across. Richer pink towards the edges and on the back of each flower, they also contain darker red markings which turn orange in the throat. Flowering in early May. This plant has lovely dark glossy green foliage on a compact habit. Height 125-150cm in 10 years.
£35.95
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...
£295.00

Rhododendron Catawbiense Grandiflorum
Rhododendron Catawbiense Grandiflorum
(H7) Long lasting lilac purple flowers with yellowish red markings. Late May flowering. A vigorous, very tough variety, dating from before 1850, and hardy to -30C. Height 180+cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Hedging/screening. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hardy Hybrid. Ideal soil: pH 4.5 to 6, and up to pH 7.5. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.
£59.95
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...
£28.95

Rhododendron Crest  AGMRhododendron Crest  AGM
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Rhododendron Crest AGM
Orangey buds open to glowing long-lasting clear primrose yellow flowers in May. This beautiful plant has deep green shiny leaves and has long been considered one of the best yellow hybrids. As with all yellow Rhododendrons, this plant does need good drainage (but not dry conditions!) especially in winter. It prefers a little shelter. Height 140-160cm in 10 years. Recommended for: stunning yellow...
£35.95
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 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:...
£59.95
Rhododendron Europa  EX7694
Rhododendron Europa EX7694
(H5) Rosy pink funnel shaped flowers of heavy substance with darker spotting in the throat, flowering late into the summer. It is also a wonderful foliage plant with heavily veined dark green leaves, and thin grey indumentum on the undersides. The new growth during August is spectacular with leaves and shoots covered in a whitish tomentum, which gives way to the dark leaves later in autumn. Height...
£35.95

Rhododendron Fastuosum Flore Pleno  AGMRhododendron Fastuosum Flore Pleno  AGM
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Rhododendron Fastuosum Flore Pleno AGM
Trusses of semi-double pale bluish-mauve flowers, with green-brown flare that is free flowering in late May-June. This is one of our favourites because the flowers last well, especially in some shade. It is fast growing, vigorous and ideal for hedging/screening. An excellent well mannered plant which we recommend to use instead of Rhododendron ponticum (the wild variety) which is too invasive. Height...
£349.00
Rhododendron Gartendirektor Rieger  AGMRhododendron 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...
£28.95

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 garden situations. Habit:...
£28.95
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...
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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,...
£295.00
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:...
£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...
£31.95
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 KaliRhododendron Kali
Rhododendron Kali
(H5) NEW! Dark red in bud, opening to purplish red flowers and shading out to dark red at the margins, with dense darker speckling on the upper lobe and vivid yellowish white anthers. Flowering in late May. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. This has been bred by noted German Kalmia breeder Dr. Karl Hübbers, who has been visiting our nursery since the 1980's. We rate this plant highly for its deep...
£28.95
Rhododendron LangworthRhododendron Langworth
Rhododendron Langworth
Superb large funnel shaped white flowers with a prominent chocolate streak in the throat. This is another favourite of ours that flowers during late May. It is tall and has vigorous growth, a really striking plant. Height 180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Vigorous growth and fabulous flowers. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage:...
£349.00

Rhododendron Libretto
Rhododendron Libretto
This plant has wonderful large dark purple flowers with an attractive yellow-green flare. Flowering in late May/early June with a broad compact habit. A tough plant from Hachmann's in Northern Germany. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Recommended for: A tough plant with gorgeous flowers. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Compact. Group: Hybrid Rhododendron. Parentage:...
£28.95
Rhododendron Loderi King George  AGMRhododendron Loderi King George  AGM
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Rhododendron Loderi King George AGM
One of our favourite Rhododendrons, considered to be one of the best scented hybrids ever. Pink buds open to large trusses of pure white sweetly scented lily-like flowers with faint green markings. Flowering in early May this is a tall growing woodland plant that requires shelter and protection from strong winds. Height 180cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Strongly scented flowers. Plantsman range. Ideal...
£745.00

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:...
£28.95
Rhododendron Marie Fortie
Rhododendron Marie Fortie
(H5) Dark wine red flowers in a compact conical truss with frilly edges, and a blotch of darker markings on the upper lobe. Late May to mid June flowering. Attractive dark green foliage held on dark stems. An old variety with an interesting colour, but unknown parentage originating from Belgium before 1925. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Sometimes incorrectly named as 'Mademoiselle Marie Fortie', or...
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Rhododendron 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 175-200cm 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 Mayor Johnson
Rhododendron Mayor Johnson
(H5) Bright red flowers opening orange red with a darker brown blotch in the centre. Late May flowering. Pointed matt green leaves on a compact growing plant. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Registered name: Oberburgermeister Janssen, which has variously been translated to Mayor Johnstone and Mayor Johnson Parentage: May Day Group (s) X Goldsworth OrangeBred by: J. Bruns Nursery, Germany.Introduced:...
£28.95

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:...
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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:...
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Rhododendron Nova ZemblaRhododendron Nova Zembla
Rhododendron Nova Zembla
(H6) Deep pink in bud opening to deep pink flowers with darker spotting during late May to early June. These can fade to soft pink in strong sun. Great dark green foliage on a sturdy upright plant. Good for hedging and screening. It is also heat and sun tolerant, and very hardy. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Recommended for: Hedging/screening. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit:...
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Rhododendron Onkel Dines
Rhododendron Onkel Dines
This Plant has beautiful soft pink lightly scented flowers, with orange/yellow markings on the upper lobe concentrated near the centre of the flower. Flowering period is late May early June.A plant that has lush light green foliage, grows wider than tall, but still grows to a good height (approx. 125 – 150cm in ten years) is very popular in Denmark where it was bred and named after a member of...
£295.00

Rhododendron Osterschnee
Rhododendron Osterschnee
(H6) Almost pure white flowers with a small amount of cherry red speckling in the upper lobe, and very dark anthers which stand out against the white, appearing in April. Mat green leaves and a dense upright habit reaching around 125-150cm in 10 years. • Recommended for: Early flowering.• Ideal position: Dappled shade in most garden situations.• Habit: Dense upright.• Group: Hardy...
£74.95
Rhododendron Pearce's American BeautyRhododendron Pearce's American Beauty
Rhododendron Pearce's American Beauty
Striking strong deep pink flowers (90 x 75mm) with greenish yellow spots on a ball shaped truss of 18 flowers. Flowering in late May-June it will tolerate heat and cold. It is a tough plant that has a nice olive green foliage and is a dense and vigorous grower. Height 175-200cm in 10 years. Recommended for striking flower and tough grower also good for hedging and screening. Easy to grow. Ideal...
£195.00

Rhododendron Point Defiance
Rhododendron Point Defiance
(H5) Spectacular large pink flowers with darker pink picotee edging that fades with age towards white. Late May. One of Lem's 'Wallopers'. A strong and vigorous plant with a dense habit. Ht 150-180cm in 10 years.
£449.00
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...
£395.00
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:...
£99.95

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Rhododendron Summer Flame
(H5) Pale pinky red bell-shaped flowers, slightly flecked, with distinct nectar pouches at the base, in small trusses. May-June flowering. Mid green leaves. Best in light shade. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Raised at the famous Slieve Donard Nursery at Newcastle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, before 1970, and Registered in 1987. Parentage unknown.
£74.95
Rhododendron Taragona
Rhododendron Taragona
(H6) Deep red in bud, opening to compact trusses of red flowers with wavy edges, and black red markings on all lobes. May-June flowering. Matt green leaves on a very tough plant. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Parentage: Double Date X EratoHans Hachmann 1984, Introduced 2001
£64.95

Rhododendron Taurus  AGM
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Rhododendron Taurus AGM
We think this is one of the best reds available. Glowing deep red flowers in April - May. Conspicuous red buds in winter on a compact plant with deep green leathery pointed leaves. Height 140-160 cm in 10 years.It would make a great birthday gift for gardeners with the Taurus star sign (20 April to 20 May)! Recommended for it's beautiful red flowers and interesting buds Easy to grow. Ideal position:...
£26.95
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...
£31.95

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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:...
£31.95
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. • Recommended for: Tough variety. Hedging.• Ideal position: Dappled shade in most garden situations.• Habit: Bushy.• Group: Hardy Hybrid.• Parentage: R. yakushimanum x...
£28.95

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,...
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Rhododendron Vulcan  AGMRhododendron Vulcan  AGM
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Rhododendron Vulcan AGM
This is a stunning plant with tall trusses of fiery-red flowers in May-June. It has long leaves and forms a compact, dome shaped bush. It will perform best in a fairly sunny position but is tough and always reliable. Height 140-160cm in 10 years.Please note this variety has a broad habit, wider than its height. Specimen sizes will typically be measured across the spread of the plant. Recommended...
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Rhododendron Walkure
Rhododendron Walkure
NEW! Very large bright rose pink flowers with ruby-pink frilly edging and darker markings in the throat. Flowering in late May to early June this is an excellent tough plant from Northern Germany. Height 150-180cm in 10 years.Named after the Wagner opera.Please note this variety has a broad habit, wider than its height. Specimen sizes will typically be measured across the spread of the plant. Recommended...
£26.95
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:...
£31.95
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