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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 'Taurus'   AWARD

RHODODENDRON 'Taurus'  >

Strong red with darker markings
Multibuy Any 3+ £20.00 each
£22.50 each 
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also Large £40.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

RHODODENDRON 'Tinkerbird'

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White flowers flushed pink. Scented
£25.00 each 
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Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2021 - Dispatch will take place anytime from early October through to late November as stock becomes available.

RHODODENDRON 'Titian Beauty'

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Semi-dwarf rhododendron. Geranium red yak. hybrid
Multibuy Any 3+ £20.00 each
£22.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

RHODODENDRON 'Tortoiseshell Orange'   AWARD

RHODODENDRON 'Tortoiseshell Orange'  >

Deep orange flowers late in the season
Large only £35.00 each 
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Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2021 - Despatch will take place anytime between early September through to late October as stock becomes available.

RHODODENDRON 'Viscy'

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Pale amber-orange with spotted throat
Multibuy Any 3+ £20.00 each
£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Wee Bee'   AWARD

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Dwarf rhododendron. Tubular, frilled rose-pink flowers with red spots
Multibuy Any 3+ £20.00 each
£22.50 each 
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Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2021 - Despatch will take place anytime between early September through to late October as stock becomes available.

RHODODENDRON 'Wine and Roses'

RHODODENDRON 'Wine and Roses'  >

Stunning foliage, pink to red on the back of the leaf and new growth, bronze. Profuse pink flowers and compact habit
£30.00 each 
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Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2021 - Dispatch will take place anytime from early October through to late November as stock becomes available.

RHODODENDRON 'Winsome'   AWARD

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Salmon, bushy habit
Multibuy Any 3+ £20.00 each
£22.50 each 
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Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2021 - Despatch will take place anytime between early September through to late October as stock becomes available.

RHODODENDRON 'Yellow Hammer'   AWARD

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A Caerhays hybrid with tubular bell-shaped yellow flowers. Normally flowers a second time in the autumn
Multibuy Any 3+ £20.00 each
£22.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON 'Blue Peter' INKARHO

RHODODENDRON 'Blue Peter' INKARHO  >

Violet paling to white
£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 'Gomer Waterer' INKARHO

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White flushed mauve
£45.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

RHODODENDRON 'Marcel Menard' INKARHO

RHODODENDRON 'Marcel Menard' INKARHO  >

Deep purple-violet flowers with greenish speckling in the throat
£45.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

RHODODENDRON 'Nova Zembla' INKARHO

RHODODENDRON 'Nova Zembla' INKARHO  >

Deep red flowers with a conspicuous dark blotch
£45.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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