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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
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade - most large-leaved species and hybrids require dappled shade.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - syn. Azalea. Shallow planting essential. Deadhead carefully where practical to promote vegetative growth.
  • Pests & Diseases - vine weevils, scale insects, powdery mildew, bud blast, honey fungus
  • Place of origin - Europe, Asia, Australasia, North America
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil - ideally pH 4.5 - 5.5
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -

Buy Varieties of RHODODENDRON

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RHODODENDRON 'Unique'

RHODODENDRON 'Unique'  >

Creamy-white, tinged pink
Multibuy Any 3+ £20.00 each
£22.50 each
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock

RHODODENDRON 'Wee Bee'   AWARD

RHODODENDRON 'Wee Bee'  >

Dwarf rhododendron. Tubular, frilled rose-pink flowers with red spots
Multibuy Any 3+ £20.00 each
£22.50 each

RHODODENDRON 'Willbrit'

RHODODENDRON 'Willbrit'  >

Deep pink bell-shaped flowers and attractive oval reddish new leaves
Multibuy Any 3+ £20.00 each
£22.50 each
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock

RHODODENDRON 'Wine and Roses'

RHODODENDRON 'Wine and Roses'  >

Stunning foliage, pink to red on the back of the leaf and new growth, bronze. Profuse pink flowers and compact habit
£25.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

RHODODENDRON 'Winsome'   AWARD

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Salmon, bushy habit
Multibuy Any 3+ £20.00 each
£22.50 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

RHODODENDRON 'Yellow Hammer'   AWARD

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A Caerhays hybrid with tubular bell-shaped yellow flowers. Normally flowers a second time in the autumn
Multibuy Any 3+ £20.00 each
£22.50 each

RHODODENDRON 'Furnivall's Daughter' INKARHO

RHODODENDRON 'Furnivall's Daughter' INKARHO  >

Light rose-pink with bold dash markings
£45.00 each

RHODODENDRON 'Nova Zembla' INKARHO

RHODODENDRON 'Nova Zembla' INKARHO  >

Deep red flowers with a conspicuous dark blotch
£45.00 each

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