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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
  • 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
  • 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 - 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 'Cilpinense'   AWARD

RHODODENDRON 'Cilpinense'  >

Dwarf rhododendron. Early pink
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£22.50 each 
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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
Small £25.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Countess of Haddington'

RHODODENDRON 'Countess of Haddington'  >

Scented white flowers flushed pale pink
£25.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Crest' (Hawk Group)   AWARD

RHODODENDRON 'Crest' (Hawk Group)  >

Bell-shaped primrose-yellow flowers from orange buds. Reddish-purple new growth
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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Cunningham's White'

RHODODENDRON 'Cunningham's White'  >

White flowering form of ponticum, extremely hardy
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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Cynthia'   AWARD

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Rose-crimson flowers with blackish markings within
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£22.50 each 
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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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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Dopey'   AWARD

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Yak.hybrid with bright orange-red flowers
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RHODODENDRON 'Dora Amateis'   AWARD

RHODODENDRON 'Dora Amateis'  >

Pale pink flowers in bud opening white faintly spotted with yellow
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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Dreamland'   AWARD

RHODODENDRON 'Dreamland'  >

Semi-dwarf rhododendron. Yak. hybrid with light pink flowers in profusion on a neat shaped plant
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£22.50 each 
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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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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Extraordinaire'

RHODODENDRON 'Extraordinaire'  >

Creamy-white flowers with dark red and yellow flares
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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Fragrantissimum'   AWARD

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
£25.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Gartendirektor Rieger'   AWARD

RHODODENDRON 'Gartendirektor Rieger'  >

Creamy white speckled with red spots
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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Germania'

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Small growing with dark green leaves and upright trusses of deep pink flowers
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RHODODENDRON 'Ginny Gee'   AWARD

RHODODENDRON 'Ginny Gee'  >

Dwarf rhododendron. Choice pink flowers fading to white as they open
£16.00 each 
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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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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Golden Torch'   AWARD

RHODODENDRON 'Golden Torch'  >

Salmon-pink in bud opening pale yellow
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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Gomer Waterer'   AWARD

RHODODENDRON 'Gomer Waterer'  >

White flowers in large trusses flushed pale mauve
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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Graziella'

RHODODENDRON 'Graziella'  >

Narrow, glossy green leaves and a profusion of pink flowers
Large only £35.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Graffito'

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Pale pink buds opening white with deep red flare
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£22.50 each 
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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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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Hachmann's Finesse'

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Pure yellow
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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Hachmann's Metallica'

RHODODENDRON 'Hachmann's Metallica'  >

Blue-purple flowers with a deep purple blotch
Large only £40.00 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Halfdan Lem'   AWARD

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Large deep red flowers and dark glossy leaves
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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Hallelujah'

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Rose-red flowers in dense trusses
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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Hoppy'

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Semi-dwarf rhododendron. Pale lilac fading to white spotted yellow, yak. Hybrid
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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Horizon Monarch'   AWARD

RHODODENDRON 'Horizon Monarch'  >

Red in bud opening yellow with small red flares
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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Hydon Velvet'

RHODODENDRON 'Hydon Velvet'  >

Pale pink flowers with striking indumentum on the underside of the leaves
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£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Koichiro Wada'   AWARD

RHODODENDRON 'Koichiro Wada'  >

The Rhododendron Society members voted this as their most popular choice of rhododendron at the 2016 centenary. It is the best form of R.yakushimanum with pink buds opening apple-blossom pink and then white
Large £35.00 each 
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