Tender Rhododendrons

Tender (maddenia) Rhododendrons are suitable for the cold greenhouse and mild areas such as Cornwall where they can be grown outdoors. Elsewhere in sheltered gardens they are worth trying against a South facing wall. They give a magnificent display in Spring, and the pinks and whites often have gorgeous scent to fill a conservatory. Many of these Rhododendrons are epiphytic, meaning that they naturally grow in the boughs of forest trees and rock crevasses. Hence they often grow and flower better when their roots are constrained in a relatively small pot, and they need a very free draining compost.

When grown in a conservatory, these plants grow vigorously, so prune HARD straight after flowering to encourage bushiness, leaving only about 10cm of the previous year's growth.

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Rhododendron Anne Teese
Rhododendron Anne Teese
(H4) White flowers, flushed pink and yellow, with purple stripes on the outside. Scented. April. 80-100cm in 10 years. A plant for very sheltered gardens, or cool conservatories. Needs well drained compost. Hard prune after flowering.
£16.95
Rhododendron maddenii
Rhododendron maddenii
(MADDENIA H4) Large pinky white scented flowers in May and June. Broad shiny foliage. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. A plant for very sheltered gardens, or cool conservatories. Needs well drained compost. Hard prune after flowering. Recommended for the greenhouse or conservatory and lovely scented flower. Ideal position: sheltered position in the garden or in a cool conservatory. Habit: compact. Group:...
£16.95