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RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'

RHODODENDRON HYBRIDS

The tallest growing of all the Cornish woodland rhododendrons. Can reach 60-80 feet in maturity with large trusses of reddish-purple flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • Red
    Reddish purple flowers
  • Height
    To 12m (39ft)
  • Spread
    To 4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from strong winds
  • Partial shade

RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Small £27.50 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC
  • Additional Features
    Burncoose speciality
    See Burncoose Speciality group for more details
    Good to know
    Shallow planting is essential.
    Pests & Diseases
    Vine weevils, scale insects, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bud blast.
    Place of origin
    Possibly from 'Smithii' ( a cross between R. arboreum and R. ponticum made at Kingston-upon-Thames, later the Veitch nursery) or the same cross made at Randall's nursery, St Austell, Cornwall
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Rhododendrons
  • Core Plants
    Rhododendron
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Woodland garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Ideally pH 4.5-6.0
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
Rhododendron - Care Guide
Rhododendron - Propagation
Rhododendron - Video Spotlights
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
to 12m (39ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  to 4m (13ft)
 
ACER griseum and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
ACER platanoides 'Drummondii' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
AMOMYRTUS luma and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
ARAUCARIA araucana and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
AZALEA - EVERGREEN 'Greenway' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
AZALEA - EVERGREEN 'Hinomayo' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
CAMELLIA 'Brigadoon' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
CAMELLIA 'Elsie Jury' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
CLEMATIS armandii and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
CORYLOPSIS pauciflora and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
CORYLOPSIS sinensis and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
CORYLOPSIS spicata and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
DRIMYS winteri var latifolia and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
ENKIANTHUS perulatus and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MAGNOLIA amoena and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Belle' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MAGNOLIA campbellii and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MAGNOLIA dawsoniana and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MAGNOLIA dawsoniana 'Chyverton Red' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MAGNOLIA 'Delia Williams' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MAGNOLIA 'Genie' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MAGNOLIA 'Peachy' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MAGNOLIA 'Phelan Bright' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MAGNOLIA sargentiana var robusta and RHODODENDRON
MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Diva' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Diva' 'Burncoose' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MAGNOLIA 'Star Wars' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MAGNOLIA stellata keiskei and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MAGNOLIA 'Susan' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Donna' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Merrill' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Wildcat' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Alba Superba' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MAGNOLIA x veitchii 'Isca' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
MICHELIA 'Fairy White' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
PRUNUS 'Shirotae' and RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'
RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red' and ACACIA cultriformis
RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red' and AZALEA - EVERGREEN 'Shin sekai'
RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red' and PINUS montezumae
RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red' and RHODODENDRON davidsonianum
RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red' and RHODODENDRON 'Fragrantissimum'
RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red' and RHODODENDRON grande
RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red' and RHODODENDRON 'Loch Awe'
RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red' and RHODODENDRON sinogrande
RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red' and STACHYURUS chinensis
 

ACACIA cultriformis


ACER griseum

ACER griseum

Paper-bark maple
Available from £20.00

ACER platanoides 'Drummondii'

ACER platanoides 'Drummondii'

Norway maple
Available from £80.00

AMOMYRTUS luma

AMOMYRTUS luma

Myrtle, Luma, Ugni
Available from £15.00

ARAUCARIA araucana

ARAUCARIA araucana

Chilean pine, Monkey puzzle
Available from £25.00

AZALEA - EVERGREEN 'Greenway'

AZALEA - EVERGREEN 'Greenway'

Available from £15.50

AZALEA - EVERGREEN 'Hinomayo'

AZALEA - EVERGREEN 'Hinomayo'

Available from £15.50

 

AZALEA - EVERGREEN 'Shin sekai'


CAMELLIA 'Brigadoon'

CAMELLIA 'Brigadoon'

Available from £10.50

CAMELLIA 'Elsie Jury'

CAMELLIA 'Elsie Jury'

Available from £21.00

CLEMATIS armandii

CLEMATIS armandii

Virgin's bower
Available from £25.00

CORYLOPSIS pauciflora

CORYLOPSIS pauciflora

Cowslip bush, Winter hazel
Available from £22.50

CORYLOPSIS sinensis

CORYLOPSIS sinensis

Available from £17.50

CORYLOPSIS spicata

CORYLOPSIS spicata

Cowslip bush, Winter hazel
Available from £17.50

DRIMYS winteri var latifolia

DRIMYS winteri var latifolia

Winter's bark

ENKIANTHUS perulatus

ENKIANTHUS perulatus


MAGNOLIA amoena

MAGNOLIA amoena


MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Belle'

MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Belle'

Available from £25.00

MAGNOLIA campbellii

MAGNOLIA campbellii


MAGNOLIA dawsoniana

MAGNOLIA dawsoniana


MAGNOLIA dawsoniana 'Chyverton Red'

MAGNOLIA dawsoniana 'Chyverton Red'

Available from £70.00

MAGNOLIA 'Delia Williams'

MAGNOLIA 'Delia Williams'


MAGNOLIA 'Genie'

MAGNOLIA 'Genie'

Available from £70.00

MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Donna'

MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Donna'


MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

Available from £17.50

MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Merrill'

MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Merrill'

Available from £17.50

MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Wildcat'

MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Wildcat'

Available from £80.00

MAGNOLIA 'Peachy'

MAGNOLIA 'Peachy'

Available from £80.00

MAGNOLIA 'Phelan Bright'

MAGNOLIA 'Phelan Bright'

Available from £80.00

MAGNOLIA sargentiana var robusta

MAGNOLIA sargentiana var robusta

Available from £25.00

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Alba Superba'

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Alba Superba'

Tulip magnolia
Available from £60.00

MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Diva'

MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Diva'

Available from £70.00

MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Diva' 'Burncoose'

MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Diva' 'Burncoose'

Available from £25.00

MAGNOLIA 'Star Wars'

MAGNOLIA 'Star Wars'

Available from £70.00

MAGNOLIA stellata keiskei

MAGNOLIA stellata keiskei

Star magnolia
Available from £70.00

MAGNOLIA 'Susan'

MAGNOLIA 'Susan'

Available from £20.00

MAGNOLIA x veitchii 'Isca'

MAGNOLIA x veitchii 'Isca'


MICHELIA 'Fairy White'

MICHELIA 'Fairy White'

Available from £45.00

 

PINUS montezumae


PRUNUS 'Shirotae'

PRUNUS 'Shirotae'

Flowering cherry
Available from £75.00

RHODODENDRON

RHODODENDRON

Rose bay

RHODODENDRON 'Fragrantissimum'

RHODODENDRON 'Fragrantissimum'

Available from £30.00

 

RHODODENDRON davidsonianum


RHODODENDRON grande

RHODODENDRON grande


RHODODENDRON sinogrande

RHODODENDRON sinogrande

Available from £35.00

 

RHODODENDRON 'Loch Awe'


STACHYURUS chinensis

STACHYURUS chinensis

Available from £25.00

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Levington
Sulphate of Iron
Boosts soil acidity. Feeds ericaceous plants and helps prevent moss. Corrects leaf yellowing caused by iron deficiency. Easy to use, low dust granules
Only £11.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

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