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 Fragrantissimum  AGMRhododendron Fragrantissimum  AGM
Rhododendron Fragrantissimum AGM
(H4) Magnificent strongly scented funnel-shaped white flowers tinged pink, with a yellow throat. Flowering in April-May. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. A plant for sheltered positions in places like Devon and Cornwall or London courtyard gardens, where it is best planted against a wall for added protection. Also ideal in cool conservatories where the wonderful scent can really be appreciated. Needs moist...
Rhododendron Saffron Queen
Rhododendron Saffron Queen
(H4) Sulphur yellow flowers with dark spotting in April. Upright and open growth habit, best hard pruned after flowering. For sheltered gardens or cool greenhouse. Height 100cm in 10 years. Requires moist soil.