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
  • 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
    Youtube video
  • 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
    Patio / pot plants
    Suitable for small gardens
    Woodland garden
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Ideally pH 4.5-6.0
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich
    Neutral to acid soil
  • 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 HYBRIDS

RHODODENDRON 'Bo peep' (pink form)

RHODODENDRON 'Bo peep' (pink form)

very early cerise pink

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Bric a brac'

RHODODENDRON 'Bric a brac'

Dwarf rhododendron. White with distinct black stamens

 
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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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RHODODENDRON 'Countess of Haddington'

RHODODENDRON 'Countess of Haddington'

scented white flowers flushed pale pink

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Crest' (Hawk Group)

RHODODENDRON 'Crest' (Hawk Group)

bell-shaped primrose-yellow flowers from orange buds. Reddish-purple new growth

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Crossbill'

RHODODENDRON 'Crossbill'

Caerhays hybrid with pale yellow flowers tinged red

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Cunningham's White'

RHODODENDRON 'Cunningham's White'

white flowering form of ponticum, extremely hardy

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Cynthia'

RHODODENDRON 'Cynthia'

rose-crimson flowers with blackish markings within

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Doc'

RHODODENDRON 'Doc'

a yakushimanum hybrid with a compact habit and rose-pink flowers fading to creamy-white

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Dopey'

RHODODENDRON 'Dopey'

yak.hybrid with bright orange-red flowers

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Dora Amateis'

RHODODENDRON 'Dora Amateis'

pale pink flowers in bud opening white faintly spotted with yellow

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Dreamland'

RHODODENDRON 'Dreamland'

Semi-dwarf rhododendron. Yak. hybrid with light pink flowers in profusion on a neat shaped plant

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Elizabeth'

RHODODENDRON 'Elizabeth'

bright scarlet, one of the best and most reliable rhododendrons for the smaller garden

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Extraordinaire'

RHODODENDRON 'Extraordinaire'

creamy-white flowers with dark red and yellow flares

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Fragrantissimum'

RHODODENDRON 'Fragrantissimum'

probably the most highly scented rhododendron, large white flowers tinged pink. Our choice as the best rhododendron for the conservatory or cool greenhouse

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Furnivall's Daughter'

RHODODENDRON 'Furnivall's Daughter'

light rose-pink flowers with dark markings

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Gartendirektor Rieger'

RHODODENDRON 'Gartendirektor Rieger'

creamy white speckled with red spots

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Germania'

RHODODENDRON 'Germania'

small growing with dark green leaves and upright trusses of deep pink flowers

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Ginny Gee'

RHODODENDRON 'Ginny Gee'

Dwarf rhododendron. Choice pink flowers fading to white as they open

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Glory of Penjerrick'

RHODODENDRON 'Glory of Penjerrick'

large deep strawberry-red trusses of flowers which fade to pink

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Golden Torch'

RHODODENDRON 'Golden Torch'

salmon-pink in bud opening pale yellow

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Gomer Waterer'

RHODODENDRON 'Gomer Waterer'

white flowers in large trusses flushed pale mauve

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Graziella'

RHODODENDRON 'Graziella'

narrow, glossy green leaves and a profusion of pink flowers

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Graffito'

RHODODENDRON 'Graffito'

pale pink buds opening white with deep red flare

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Hachmann's Charmant'

RHODODENDRON 'Hachmann's Charmant'

pure white flowers on the inside with a pretty red marking and the edge of the wavy petals is pink

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Hachmann's Metallica'

RHODODENDRON 'Hachmann's Metallica'

blue-purple flowers with a deep purple blotch

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Halfdan Lem'

RHODODENDRON 'Halfdan Lem'

large deep red flowers and dark glossy leaves

 
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RHODODENDRON 'Hallelujah'

RHODODENDRON 'Hallelujah'

rose-red flowers in dense trusses

 
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