About Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons require very similar growing conditions to camellias, our Planting Guide outlines how to plant and care for both rhododendrons and camellias. The biggest difference between rhododendrons and camellias when landscaping your garden is shape or form. Rhododendrons are generally rounded shrubs where their height and width are often quite similar, whereas camellias in general will achieve a height that is 1.5 to 2 times their width. In summary rhododendrons are quite useful for filling larger spaces with less plants over time. The larger varieties make an excellent backdrop to smaller shrubs in wide garden beds and under and adjacent to large trees. In many old established gardens you will see rhododendrons growing happily under large deciduous or evergreen trees.

Rhododendrons generally perform best in lightly shaded areas protected from hot afternoon sun. We grow a range of varieties in many colours as listed below, please feel free to contact us via the contact form if you require further information. A google search will give you a better idea of flower form and colour until we create our own pictorial listing.

Please note: Rhododendrons are generally available from March to September


Rhododendrons to 1.5 metres in height*

(* approximate semi mature height (10yrs) in good growing conditions)

Augfast - mauve Bronze Wing – pale pink

Florence Mann - mauve Lemon Mist – lemon yellow

Princess Alice – white/ pink bud

Ross Maud – bright pink

Teddy Bear – light pink/white Unique - cream

Wedding Gown - white


Rhododendrons 1.5 - 3.0 metres in height*

(* approximate semi mature height (10yrs) in good growing conditions)

Alice – light to mid pink

Cranberry Lace – white edged deep pink

Christmas Cheer – light pink

Floral Sun – white, yellow throat

Half Dan Lem - red

Mrs EC Stirling – light pink

Mrs GW Leak – pale pink/ deep pink throat

Mt Everest - white

Pink Pearl – light pink/ deeper pink throat

Polyandrum - white Ponticum - purple

Purple Splendour – deep purple

Saffron Queen - yellow

Vulcans Flame - red


Rhododendrons more than 3.0 metres in height*

(* approximate semi mature height (10yrs) in good growing conditions)

Kallista – white/ yellow throat

Mrs Charles Pearson – light pink

Sir Robert Peel – bright pink

White Pearl – pink bud/ white flower