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The history of the introduction of the Rhododendron family to the western world reads somewhat like the script of an Indiana Jones movie. Devoted horticultural pioneers of the 19th century risked life and limb in the remote mountainous regions of China to seek out desirable species. The British Empire had an endless apetite for Rhododendrons which had to be satisfied!   This was no simple Chinese Takeaway. Marauding tribesmen and man-hunting dogs along with pests and diseases were a very real and dangerous threat. We can be grateful that through them we now know of aproximately 900 species of Rhododendron which have been inter-bred to create more than 10,000 hybrids. There is really no excuse for not finding a Rhododendron that apeals.  


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Picture of Rhododendron Percy Wiseman
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A really lovely award winning Rhododendron that has a rounded compact habit. Dark green, glossy foliage and breath taking blooms. Rounded trusses of cream flushed with pink and soft apricot appear mid spring and gradually fade to creamy-white as they age. Perfect for a semi-shaded spot. Evergreen.


 

Colour: Pink / Cream
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 1m

Rhododendron Percy Wiseman

Current Stock Height: 30/45cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

$34.99


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Picture of Rhododendron Pink Cherub
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This evergreen Rhododendron flowers in spring with white, flushed light fuchsia purple blooms. Rose-bengal on reverse, in a rounded truss of 15-20 florets. Dark dull green leaves. Vigorous but compact plant. H1m.

 

Colour: White / Purple
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 1m

Rhododendron Pink Cherub

Current Stock Height: 30/40cm  ? 

Container: 3l  ? 

$34.99


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Picture of Rhododendron Pink Pearl
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Delicious deep pink buds open to soft pink blooms with attractive spotting on the throat. A large upright Rhododendron that will put on a lovely display in spring. Happiest in semi-shade and acid soil. Mulch the roots to keep cool. Evergreen.


 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 2m

Rhododendron Pink Pearl

Current Stock Height: 50/60cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

$34.99


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Picture of Rhododendron Pink Porcelain
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An upright Rhododendron with handsome dark green foliage offset by glowing rose pink blooms that appear in large trusses in spring. The interior of the blooms is highlighted with soft salmon and yellow tones. Plant in a semi-shaded spot with acid soil. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Pink / Yellow
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m

Rhododendron Pink Porcelain

Current Stock Height: 25/35cm  ? 

Container: 3l  ? 

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Picture of Rhododendron Princess Alice
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A deliciously fragrant Rhododendron with elegant white blooms that open from pale pink buds. A real delight for a semi-shaded, sheltered spot in the garden or equally lovely in a container. Needs protection from harsh frost and acid soil to do really well. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Pink / White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Rhododendron Princess Alice

Current Stock Height: 35/45cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

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Picture of Rhododendron Purple Heart
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Compact and sturdy with glowing violet purple blooms that have a hint of bronze-green in the throat. Flowers in spring and is much admired. Plant in semi-shade with acid soil for best results. Mulch annually to keep the roots cool Evergreen.


 

Colour: Purple / Red
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Rhododendron Purple Heart

Current Stock Height: 50/60cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

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Picture of Rhododendron Purple Splendour
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Splendid indeed with royal purple frilled florets that form large decorative trusses towards late spring. The blooms are highlighted with almost black markings in the throat. A strong erect grower that will perform best in a semi-shaded spot. Prefers acid soil. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Purple / Black
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Rhododendron Purple Splendour

Current Stock Height: 50/60cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

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Picture of Rhododendron Raging Bull
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Glowing red flowers in lovely shaped trusses. With it's tidy habit and excellent deep green leathery foliage this rhodo is a show stopper. Plant in semi shade, avoid Lime and mulch annually for best results. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Red
Habit: Compact rounded
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Rhododendron Raging Bull

Current Stock Height: 70/80 cm  ? 

Container: 6l  ? 

$49.99


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Picture of Rhododendron Red Eye
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Well the name of this Rhododendron is a bit off putting but what it means is that the beautiful large blooms of reddish purple have an attractive central red zone. Nice compact grower and of course handsome green foliage. Plant in semi-shade in acid soil for best results. Evergreen.

Your Rhododendron will appreciate a nice layer of mulch around the surface roots in summer to keep them cool.

 

Colour: Red / Purple
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Rhododendron Red Eye

Current Stock Height: 60/70cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

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Picture of Rhododendron Rubicon
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A stunning red Rhodendron with large trusses of up to 18 flowers in cardinal red and a spotted black inside. An excellent shrub for semi shade and prefers moist peat soils. Evergreen H 1.5m

 

Colour: Red / Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: H 1.5m

Rhododendron Rubicon

Current Stock Height: 40/50cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

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