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Rhododendron species have a charm all of their own, and many surpass the hybrids for beauty of flower and foliage, as well as overall charm.


R. cubittii var. 'Ashcombe Pink

R. cubittii var. 'Ashcombe Pink'

Very early into flower and often affected by frost. The large, very pale pink flowers are scented. An upright and open bush to 2.0m+.

R. edgeworthii

R. edgeworthii


R. elliottii

R. elliottii


R. grande

R. grande

Large, waxy flowers 5-7cm long in creamy-yellow are carried in trusses of 20-30. Dark shiny green leaves leaves have a silver or fawn indumentum beneath. A forest rhododendron from Nepal, R. grande will grow to 9.0m. (September)

R. macabeanum

R. macabeanum

The very large, ribbed, deep green leaves alone, felted with silver beneath, make this rhododendron growing. The flowers, sometimes in a full flush only every second year, are a heavy, open truss of 15-20 are a deep creamy, primrose-yellow with a maroon blotch in the throat that resembles a giant cream-puff.

Hardy in most districts, R. macabeanum prefers an open woodland situation similar to its home in Northern India, and needs protection form strong winds. Eventually 10.0m+ and as wide, with an open, tree-like habit. (August-September)

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R. magnificum

R. magnificum


R. nuttallii
R. nuttallii

Green flower buds open to wonderful, large and very fragrant flowers of a heavy texture in cream flushed white, carried in a loose truss of about five. Deep green, corrugated leaves on an open bush, to 1.8m and, eventually, as much as 9.0m. Withstands only slight frosts. (September-October)

R. polyandrum
R. polyandrum


R. williamsonianum
R. williamsonianum


R. yakushimanum FCC
R. yakushimanum FCC

R. yakushimanum is a very neat, dense, low mound with wonderful deep green leaves covered with heavy creamy-fawn indumentum. Quite early flowering, white to pale pink flowers open from deep pink buds. Truly a treasure in any garden.

Vireya rhododendron species

R. macgregoraie
   R. macgregoraie

R. lochae
   R. lochae

R. tuba
   R. tuba

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