RHODODENDRON

Commonly known as Rose bay

Scented Rhododendrons suitable for conservatory or cool greenhouse are marked with an asterisk.

Syn. Azalea.

Genus of more than 1000 species of evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs from Europe, Asia, Australasia and North America, particularly southwestern China, Tibet, Burma, northern India and New Guinea.

Evergreen rhododendrons vary greatly in size and usually have bell-shaped flowers with 10 stamens.

Azaleas have smaller, thinner leaves and are generally medium-sized shrubs with smaller, funnel-shaped flowers with, usually, 5 stamens.

The problem rhododendron, vigorous hybrids of R. ponticum, which is colonizing large areas has been given the name R x superponticum and is subject to EU legislation under the "Invasive Alien Species Regulation".

 

 

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. Azalea. Shallow planting essential. Deadhead carefully where practical to promote vegetative growth.
    Place of origin
    Europe, Asia, Australasia, North America
    Youtube video
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Rhododendrons
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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

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RHODODENDRON SCENTED

RHODODENDRON 'Tinkerbird'

RHODODENDRON 'Tinkerbird'

white flowers flushed pink. Scented

 
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RHODODENDRON SPECIES

RHODODENDRON arboreum

RHODODENDRON arboreum

flower colour ranging from white through pink and red, often with spotting in the throat.

 
also Large
£45.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
RHODODENDRON augustinii

RHODODENDRON augustinii

striking blue flowers. A must for any woodland garden

 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
RHODODENDRON burmanicum

RHODODENDRON burmanicum

Semi-dwarf rhododendron. Greenish-yellow flowers

 
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RHODODENDRON falconeri

RHODODENDRON falconeri

large leaves and huge creamy-yellow trusses of bell-shaped flowers with purple blotches

 
£35.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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RHODODENDRON fortunei subsp. discolor

RHODODENDRON fortunei subsp. discolor

late flowering with large trusses of fragrant white or pinkish flowers

 
£27.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON griersonianum

RHODODENDRON griersonianum

geranium-scarlet bell-shaped flowers. Perhaps one of the most prolific parent species in rhododendron hybridisaton work

 
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RHODODENDRON hippophaeoides

RHODODENDRON hippophaeoides

grey-green leaves and lavender or rose coloured flowers

 
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£27.50 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
RHODODENDRON lutescens

RHODODENDRON lutescens

free-flowering canary-yellow with bronze foliage, hardy and vigorous

 
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RHODODENDRON macabeanum

RHODODENDRON macabeanum

enormous leaves and huge trusses of bell-shaped yellow flowers with a purple blotch

 
£35.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
RHODODENDRON maddenii

RHODODENDRON maddenii

white flowers and leathery leaves

 
£27.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON mucronulatum

RHODODENDRON mucronulatum

bright rose-purple flowers which can often brighten up the Christmas festivities

 
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£27.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
RHODODENDRON oldhamii

RHODODENDRON oldhamii

Formosan azalea

hairy young shoots on this azalea-like species and brick red flowers

 
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RHODODENDRON ovatum

RHODODENDRON ovatum

white, pink or purple flowers

 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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RHODODENDRON racemosum

RHODODENDRON racemosum

pale to bright pink

 
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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
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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
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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.
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