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RHODODENDRON

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....
  • Evergreen
    Elliptic leaves 3-6.5cm (1¼-2½in) long.
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Open habit with stiff, ascending branches. Produces clusters of funnel-shaped, rose pink flowers to 5cm (2in) wide with conspicuous chocolate-coloured anthers
  • Partial shade
    Dappled shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Shallow planting is essential. Endangered in the wild because of habitat loss.
    Pests & Diseases
    Vine weevils, scale insects, powdery mildew, bud blast, honey fungus
    Place of origin
    USA (Florida)
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Rhododendrons
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (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.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • 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)
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
2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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RHODODENDRON SPECIES

RHODODENDRON augustinii

RHODODENDRON augustinii

striking blue flowers. A must for any woodland garden

 
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RHODODENDRON bureavii

RHODODENDRON bureavii

very attractive rich red furry indumentum on the undersides of the leaves is the key feature of this unusual and rare species. Flowers rose

 
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RHODODENDRON burmanicum

RHODODENDRON burmanicum

Semi-dwarf rhododendron. Greenish-yellow flowers

 
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RHODODENDRON calostrotum 'Gigha'

RHODODENDRON calostrotum 'Gigha'

dwarf evergreen with dense, brown scales beneath leaves. Rose-purple flowers

 
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RHODODENDRON calostrotum subsp. riparium Nitens

RHODODENDRON calostrotum subsp. riparium Nitens

dwarf shrub with funnel shaped purple flowers

 
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RHODODENDRON crassum

RHODODENDRON crassum

late scented white

 
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RHODODENDRON edgeworthii

RHODODENDRON edgeworthii

white flowers tinged pink with a rich scent. Bullate leaves with fawn indumentum

 
£30.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON falconeri

RHODODENDRON falconeri

large leafed species with creamy-yellow flowers late in the season

 
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RHODODENDRON formosum

RHODODENDRON formosum

Semi-dwarf rhododendron. (Syn. Gibsonii) - white striped pink,lightly scented

 
£30.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON fortunei subsp. discolor

RHODODENDRON fortunei subsp. discolor

late flowering with large trusses of fragrant white or pinkish flowers

 
£24.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON hippophaeoides

RHODODENDRON hippophaeoides

grey-green leaves and lavender or rose coloured flowers

 
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RHODODENDRON lindleyi

RHODODENDRON lindleyi

a straggly upright habit but one of the most beautiful and scented rhododendrons when in flower. Pure white in trusses of 3 or 5 flowers

 
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RHODODENDRON lutescens

RHODODENDRON lutescens

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

 
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RHODODENDRON macabeanum

RHODODENDRON macabeanum

leaves up to a foot long and huge trusses of bell-shaped pale yellow flowers with purple blotches

 
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RHODODENDRON oldhamii

RHODODENDRON oldhamii

Formosan azalea

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

 
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RHODODENDRON sinogrande

RHODODENDRON sinogrande

the largest leafed rhododendron of all with huge trusses of yellow fading to creamy-white flower with a crimson blush

 
£35.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON HYBRIDS

RHODODENDRON 'Aladdin'

RHODODENDRON 'Aladdin'

large pale salmon-pink flowers with darker throat. Late flowering.

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Angelo'

RHODODENDRON 'Angelo'

huge trusses of trumpet-shaped white flowers, highly scented

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Anna Rose Whitney'

RHODODENDRON 'Anna Rose Whitney'

very large bright deep pink

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Apricot Nectar'

RHODODENDRON 'Apricot Nectar'

apricot flowers with ruffled edges.

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Azurro'

RHODODENDRON 'Azurro'

purple flowers each with a dark red blotch

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Bert's Own'

RHODODENDRON 'Bert's Own'

highly scented creamy-white flowers

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Black Magic'

RHODODENDRON 'Black Magic'

rich crimson-red flowers in large trusses

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Blue Diamond'

RHODODENDRON 'Blue Diamond'

Semi-dwarf rhododendron. Deep blue

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Blue Peter'

RHODODENDRON 'Blue Peter'

violet flowers paling to white at the throat with maroon spots

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Blue Tit'

RHODODENDRON 'Blue Tit'

Dwarf rhododendron. Clear blue

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Bo peep' (pink form)

RHODODENDRON 'Bo peep' (pink form)

very early cerise pink

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Christmas Cheer'

RHODODENDRON 'Christmas Cheer'

pink in bud fading to white.

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Cilpinense'

RHODODENDRON 'Cilpinense'

dwarf rhododendron. Early pink

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'

RHODODENDRON 'Cornish Red'

the tallest growing of all the Cornish woodland rhododendrons. Can reach 60-80 feet in maturity with large trusses of reddish-purple flowers

 
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