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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 augustinii

RHODODENDRON augustinii  >

Striking blue flowers. A must for any woodland garden
Multibuy Any 3+ £20.00 each
£22.50 each

RHODODENDRON bureavii   AWARD

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
£35.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

RHODODENDRON burmanicum

RHODODENDRON burmanicum  >

Semi-dwarf rhododendron. Greenish-yellow flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £20.00 each
£22.50 each
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Available from July 2020 -

RHODODENDRON calostrotum 'Gigha'  AWARD

RHODODENDRON calostrotum 'Gigha'  >

Dwarf evergreen with dense, brown scales beneath leaves. Rose-purple flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £20.00 each
£22.50 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

RHODODENDRON calostrotum subsp. riparium Nitens

RHODODENDRON calostrotum subsp. riparium Nitens >

Dwarf shrub with funnel shaped purple flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £20.00 each
£22.50 each

RHODODENDRON campylogynum   AWARD

RHODODENDRON campylogynum  >

Tall nodding rose-purple flowers stand proud on this dwarf spreader
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 ciliatum

RHODODENDRON ciliatum  >

Semi-dwarf rhododendron. Early 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 crassum

RHODODENDRON crassum  >

Late scented white
£25.00 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 cubittii

RHODODENDRON cubittii  >

Flowers usually pink blotched orange-yellow
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 decorum   AWARD

RHODODENDRON decorum  >


Commonly known as: Great white rhododendron.
Strongly fragrant white or pink tinged flowers
£35.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

RHODODENDRON edgeworthii   AWARD

RHODODENDRON edgeworthii  >

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

RHODODENDRON falconeri   AWARD

RHODODENDRON falconeri  >

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

RHODODENDRON formosum  >

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

RHODODENDRON fortunei subsp. discolor

RHODODENDRON fortunei subsp. discolor  >

Late flowering with large trusses of fragrant white or pinkish flowers
£22.50 each
also Large £45.00 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 grande

RHODODENDRON grande  >

Very large leaves and scented cream flowers
£35.00 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 hanseanum 'Nanum Group'   AWARD

RHODODENDRON hanseanum 'Nanum Group'  >

Dwarf rhododendron. Small white trusses, dense habit
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 hippophaeoides

RHODODENDRON hippophaeoides  >

Grey-green leaves and lavender or rose coloured flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £20.00 each
£22.50 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2020 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

RHODODENDRON impeditum

RHODODENDRON impeditum  >

Miniature rhododendron with mauve flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £20.00 each
£22.50 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

RHODODENDRON johnstoneanum

RHODODENDRON johnstoneanum  >

Creamy-white scented
£25.00 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 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
£25.00 each

RHODODENDRON lutescens

RHODODENDRON lutescens  >

Free-flowering canary-yellow with bronze foliage, hardy and vigorous
Multibuy Any 3+ £20.00 each
£22.50 each

RHODODENDRON macabeanum   AWARD

RHODODENDRON macabeanum  >

Leaves up to a foot long and huge trusses of bell-shaped pale yellow flowers with purple blotches
£35.00 each
also Large £80.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

RHODODENDRON maddenii

RHODODENDRON maddenii  >

White flowers and leathery leaves
£25.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

RHODODENDRON minus

RHODODENDRON minus  >

Semi-dwarf rhododendron. Flowers white with a yellow blotch
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 minus var chapmanii

RHODODENDRON minus var chapmanii  >

Pink flowers with greenish spots
£22.50 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

RHODODENDRON oldhamii

RHODODENDRON oldhamii  >


Commonly known as: Formosan azalea.
Hairy young shoots on this azalea-like species and brick red flowers in MAY
Multibuy Any 3+ £20.00 each
£22.50 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

RHODODENDRON polyandrum

RHODODENDRON polyandrum  >

White scented
£25.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2020 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

RHODODENDRON racemosum   AWARD

RHODODENDRON racemosum  >

Pale to bright pink
£22.50 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

RHODODENDRON reticulatum

RHODODENDRON reticulatum  >

Deciduous species with purple funnel-shaped flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £20.00 each
£22.50 each

RHODODENDRON schlippenbachii

RHODODENDRON schlippenbachii  >

Pale rose-pink flowers in profusion
£35.00 each

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