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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 - leaves 6-18cm (2½-7in) long, densely brown-scaly beneath
  • White - sometimes flushed pink
  • Height - 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - multi-stemmed shrub with peeling, grey-brown bark. Produces trusses of 2-4 funnel-shaped flowers 6-10cm (2½-4in) long
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - shallow planting is essential.
  • Pests & Diseases - vine weevils, scale insects, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bud blast
  • Place of origin - Himalayas, southwestern China, Burma
  • Burncoose Specialities - Rhododendrons -
  • 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
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Lanceolate - see photos above
  • Obovate
  • 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
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - strongly scented
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving - - ideally pH 4.5-6.0
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
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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 augustinii

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Striking blue flowers. A must for any woodland garden
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RHODODENDRON bureavii   AWARD

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Very attractive rich red furry indumentum on the undersides of the leaves is the key feature of this unusual and rare species. Flowers rose
£35.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON burmanicum

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Semi-dwarf rhododendron. Greenish-yellow flowers
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RHODODENDRON calostrotum 'Gigha'  AWARD

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Dwarf evergreen with dense, brown scales beneath leaves. Rose-purple flowers
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RHODODENDRON calostrotum subsp. riparium Nitens

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Dwarf shrub with funnel shaped purple flowers
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RHODODENDRON crassum

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Late scented white
£25.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON edgeworthii   AWARD

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White flowers tinged pink with a rich scent. Bullate leaves with fawn indumentum
£25.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON falconeri   AWARD

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Large leafed species with creamy-yellow flowers late in the season
£35.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON formosum

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Semi-dwarf rhododendron. (Syn. Gibsonii) - white striped pink,lightly scented
£25.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON fortunei subsp. discolor

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Late flowering with large trusses of fragrant white or pinkish flowers
£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON hippophaeoides

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Grey-green leaves and lavender or rose coloured flowers
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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON johnstoneanum

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Creamy-white scented
£25.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON lindleyi

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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
£30.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON lutescens

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Free-flowering canary-yellow with bronze foliage, hardy and vigorous
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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON macabeanum   AWARD

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Leaves up to a foot long and huge trusses of bell-shaped pale yellow flowers with purple blotches
£35.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON oldhamii

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Commonly known as: Formosan azalea.
Hairy young shoots on this azalea-like species and brick red flowers
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RHODODENDRON polyandrum

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White scented
£25.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON sinogrande   AWARD

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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 'Aladdin'

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Large pale salmon-pink flowers with darker throat. Late flowering.
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RHODODENDRON 'Angelo'

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Huge trusses of trumpet-shaped white flowers, highly scented
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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Anna Rose Whitney'

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Very large bright deep pink
Large only £35.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Apricot Nectar'  >

Apricot flowers with ruffled edges.
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RHODODENDRON 'Azurro'

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Purple flowers each with a dark red blotch
Large only £35.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Bert's Own'

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Highly scented creamy-white flowers
£25.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Black Magic'

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Rich crimson-red flowers in large trusses
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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Blue Diamond'

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Semi-dwarf rhododendron. Deep blue
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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Blue Peter'   AWARD

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Violet flowers paling to white at the throat with maroon spots
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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Blue Tit'

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Dwarf rhododendron. Clear blue
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RHODODENDRON 'Bo peep' (pink form)

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Very early cerise pink
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RHODODENDRON 'Christmas Cheer'   AWARD

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Pink in bud fading to white.
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