Stately Rhododendrons

Following on from the magnificent show of magnolias and the splash of colour from the camellia, it is now the turn of the stately Rhododendron. Grown for their spectacular flowers and evergreen foliage these wonderful late spring flowering shrubs offer colour and interest in all shapes and sizes. Here are just five of our favourites.

Rhododendron 'Gartendirektor Glocker'

Ideal for the smaller garden this compact evergreen shrub has distinctive rounded foliage. With beautiful loose trusses of deep red-rose flowers in April, it prefers moist acid soil in a sheltered and partly shaded site.

Rhododendron 'Halfdan Lem' AGM

A real showstopper with huge blowsy red thick textured flowers that have darker spotting, it lasts well in the shade but will turn to a softer pink in the sun. This vigorous shrub will enjoy a prominent position in the garden.

Rhododendron ‘Nancy Evans’ AGM

Another nursery favourite this compact evergreen shrub has orange-red buds that open to fabulous large ball-shaped trusses of warm golden-apricot flowers. With bronzy young foliage it stands out in any garden, large or small.

Rhododendron yakushimanum ‘Percy Wiseman’ AGM

This compact free-flowering evergreen shrub bears peach-pink and cream rounded trusses in May and June. Perfect for patios and small gardens

Rhododendron Tinkerbird

Finally, this relatively new dwarf Rhododendron has been bred by the famous Peter Cox.
Stunning large clusters of pure white flowers emerge from pink buds in April/May.
The scent is outstanding and on a still day will fill your border or patio with an amazing fragrance.
Happy in moist, acid soil and part shade this compact, this bushy Rhododendron is easy to grow and a must for every spring garden. Hardy to -10C.

All of our rhododendrons are supplied by http://www.osberton.co.uk/ experts in rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas.