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Rhododendron species are not native to the British Isles, but have instead been introduced from other countries throughout the world. Rhododendron hirsutum was the first species to be introduced to Britain in 1656. Rhododendron hirsutum was originally native to the Alps, as is its better known close relative the alpen rose, or Rhododendron ferrugineum. Rhododendron ponticum arrived from southern and Eastern Europe during 1763 and has since earned a reputation as a self seeding, troublesome weed.

Most of the large flowered and alpine species were introduced during plant hunting expeditions in China, Tibet and the Himalayas, when Joseph Hooker, George Forrest, Ernest Wilson, Kingdon Ward and others travelled through then unknown and often dangerous parts of the world to seek out and collect seed of new or outstanding plants. Species were also introduced from North America and Japan.

Man has always tried to improve on nature. Consequently, most compatible Rhododendron species were crossed and re-crossed, not only in Great Britain, but in many other countries throughout the world. This has resulted in thousands of hybrids being produced; many are outstanding, but others are not comparable with their parents. Many of these are ideal for the smaller garden, and even rockeries. Others will form small trees often with large leaves, which require shelter to prevent them from being shredded by strong winds.

Rhododendrons provide us with an outstanding range of flower colours, many having orchid-like blotches (bees) on their lower petal. Although we do list Azaleas separately from Rhododendrons, botanically they are just a subsection of the Rhododendron genus. We point this out as the RHS Plant Finder lists them all under the Rhododendron genus.

Our list shows you some of the finest Rhododendrons that are available and this will be added to as better, or more outstanding hybrids are introduced.

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Please bear in mind that the plants listed may not be available at all times of the year. Email enquiries@goscote.co.uk for details of specific plant availability.

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Azalea luteum D3  award
Low growing to medium sized deciduous shrub whose foliage turns a rich bronze and orange in the autumn.  Small highly fragrant yellow flowers in May.  Plant in an acid woodland type soil.  Full sun or part shade.
Azalea mollis Hybrids - mixed  ---
Deciduous shrub with attractive autumn foliage. Massed with fragrant flowers in May, which vary in colour from soft yellow to an orange-red according to plant. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 3 to 5 feet.
Azalea nakaharae 'Hybrid Orange'  ---
Almost prostrate carpet of evergreen leaves and masses of orange flowers in May and June. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 1 foot.  Spread 2 feet.
Azalea  'Addy Wery'  award
Superb evergreen with a bushy, but upright habit.  Masses of red-flushed orange flowers in April. Requires an acid, peaty soil which is moist, but not waterlogged. Retains it's colour best in part shade.  Height 3 feet.
Azalea  'Alexander'  award
Dwarf, spreading evergreen shrub which is massed over with bright orange-red flowers borne throughout May and June. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Very hardy. Height 1 foot.  Spread 3 feet.
Azalea  'Amoenum'  ---
Compact evergreen which is massed with semi-double cerise coloured flowers borne in April and May. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 3 feet.
Azalea  'Anne Frank'  ---
Low growing evergreen shrub which is massed over with small carmine flowers during April and May. Requires a peaty woodland type soil in sun or part shade. Height 2.5 feet.
Azalea  'Anneke'  ---
Superb deciduous shrub which is massed over with clear, bright yellow flowers in May. Requires a fertile, woodland type soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Sun or part shade. Height 4 feet.
Azalea  'Antelope'  ---
Superb deciduous shrub with fragrant pink flowers blotched with faint yellow in late Spring.  Requires an acidic woodland type soil.  Prefers part shade.  Height 6 feet.
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Azalea  'Balzac'  ---
Small to medium sized shrub whose striking Nasturtium-red fragrant flowers have an orange flash and are produced in May and June. Grow in an acid, woodland type soil in full sun or part shade. Height 5 feet.
Azalea  'Betty Ann Voss'  ---
Evergreen shrub which is massed over with lilac-pink, semi-double flowers in April. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in part shade. Height 3 feet.
Azalea  'Blaauw's Pink'  award
Low growing compact evergreen shrub with semi-double, pink flowers borne in April and May. Best in a peaty, woodland type soil in light shade. Height 3 feet.
Azalea  'Blazecheck'  ---
Evergreen shrub with green foliage and masses of violet-purple flowers in April and May.  Requires a fertile, peaty soil and is best in part shade. Height 2.5 feet.
Azalea  'Blue Danube'  award
Superb low growing, evergreen whose green leaves are an excellent foil for its lavender-blue flowers in April and May.  Requires a fertile acid soil.  Work in plenty of peat, or composted bark.  Sun, or part shade.  Height 3 feet.
Azalea  'Brilliant'  ---
Neat, dense evergreen shrub with masses of orange-red flowers borne in April. Requires a fertile, acid, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 3 feet.
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Azalea  'Cannon's Double'  award
Superb deciduous shrub with brilliant autumn foliage. Semi-double white tinted pink flowers have a yellow flare. Requires a fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of composted bark or peat. Sun or part shade. Height 4 to 6 feet.
Azalea  'Cecile'  award
Medium sized, deciduous shrub with attractive copper-orange autumn foliage. Large salmon-pink flowers with a yellow flare are borne throughout May and June. Grow in an acid, woodland type soil in full sun or part shade. Height 5 feet.
Azalea  'Cheerful Giant'  ---
Medium sized, deciduous shrub with unusual semi-double yellow tipped orange flowers in May and June. Plant in an acid, woodland type soil, best in slight shade. Height 4 to 5 feet.
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Azalea  'Delicatissima'  ---
Excellent deciduous shrub with fragrant pink and white flowers with yellow blotch in late spring.  Requires an acidic woodland type soil.  Prefers part shade. Height 6 feet.
Azalea  'Denny's Scarlet'  ---
Lovely deciduous shrub which during May is massed over with flamboyant red flowers. Requires a fertile, woodland type soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Sun or part shade. Height 4 feet.
Azalea  'Diamant Pink'  ---
Compact growing, evergreen shrub with masses of small pink flowers borne in April and May. Best in a peaty, woodland type soil in light shade. Height 2 to 3 feet.
Azalea  'Diamant Purple'  ---
Compact evergreen shrub with masses of small purple flowers in April and May. Requires a moist but well drained, peaty soil in part shade. Height 2 to 3 feet.
Azalea  'Diamant Red'  ---
Compact evergreen shrub with masses of small, red flowers in April and May. Requires a moist, but well drained, peaty soil in part shade. Height 2 to 3 feet.
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Azalea  'Excelsior'  ---
Superb evergreen shrub with deep green foliage and masses of rose-red flowers during April. Requires a fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of peat, or composted bark. Keep moist during the growing season. Best in part shade facing west or north. Height 2 to 3 feet.
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Azalea  'Fireball'  award
Medium sizedd deciduous shrub with coppery foliage, deep orange-red flowers are borne throughout May and June. Plant in an acid, woodland type soil, best in light shade. Height 4 to 5 feet.
Azalea  'Fred Nutbeam'  ---
Named after the head gardener at Buckingham Palace from 1954 to 1978.  Evergreen shrub with large brilliant orange-red flowers in April and May.  Requires a fertile, acid soil, work peat or composted bark.  Best shaded from morning sun.  Height 75cm
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Azalea  'Gabrielle Hill'  ---
Low, spreading evergreen with masses of medium pink flowers with a red flare in May. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 1 foot.  Spread 2 feet.
Azalea  'Geisha Kumiko'  ---
Low growing, evergreen which is massed with purple flowers during April. Requires a moist, fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Shelter from the north-east and strong sunlight. Height 3 feet.
Azalea  'Geisha Lilac'  ---
Compact, evergreen shrub with small green leaves and masses of lilac-pink flowers in April. Requires a fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark into existing soil. Best positioned in part shade. Height 2 feet.
Azalea  'Geisha Orange'  award
Striking, compact, low growing evergreen shrub with semi-double orange flowers borne in April and May. Best in a peaty, woodland type soil in light shade. Height 2 to 3 feet.
Azalea  'Geisha Purple'  ---
Neat, compact evergreen shrub which is massed over with purple flowers in April. Requires a fertile peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 3 feet.
Azalea  'Geisha Red'  ---
Neat compact evergreen shrub with masses of small red flowers in April and May. Requires a moist, but well drained peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 2 feet.
Azalea  'Geisha Satshiko'  ---
Low growing, evergreen which is massed with orange flowers during April. Requires a moist, fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Shelter from the north-east and strong sunlight. Height 3 feet.
Azalea  'George Hyde'  ---
Named after George Hyde whose hybrids are widely planted at Buckingham Palace.  Masses of pink flowers with a frilled edge.  Requires a fertile, acid soil; work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Best shaded from the morning sun.  Height 2 to 3 feet.
Azalea  'Gibraltar'  award
Medium sized, deciduous shrub whose large orange-red flowers are borne in May and June. Plant in an acid, woodland type soil. Best in slight shade. Height 4 to 5 feet.
Azalea  'Girard's Hot Shot'  ---
Mound forming evergreen which is massed with bright red flowers in April. A glorious plant which is best grown in part shade. Requires a fertile acid soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Height 2 to 3 feet.
Azalea  'Golden Eagle'  ---
Medium sized, deciduous shrub whose large orange-red flowers have an orange blotch and are borne in May and June. Best grown in an acid, woodland soil and in slight shade. Height 5 feet.
Azalea  'Golden Lights'  ---
Lovely deciduous shrub whose foliage colours well in the autumn. During April/May red buds open into fragrant orange-yellow, suffused orange-red flowers. Requires an acid, peaty soil, which is moist, but not waterlogged in sun or part shade. Height 4 to 6 feet.
Azalea  'Golden Sunset'  ---
Striking medium sized deciduous shrub whose large golden yellow flowers have an orange flare and are borne in May and June. Best in an acid, woodland type soil, grown in slight shade. Height 5 feet.
Azalea  'Gumpo'  ---
Evergreen shrub which is massed over with white, frilled flowers which are speckled with red. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in part shade. Height 4 feet.
Azalea  'Gumpo White'  ---
Evergreen shrub which is massed over with pure white, frilled flowers. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in part shade. Height 4 feet.
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Azalea  'Hatsugiri'  ---
Evergreen shrub which is massed over with vivid purple-red flowers in April. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 4 feet.
Azalea  'Hino-crimson'  award
Low growing, evergreen shrub massed with bright crimson-red flowers in April and May. Best in a peaty, woodland type soil in light shade. Height 2 to 3 feet.
Azalea  'Hinode-giri'  ---
A superb evergreen azalea which is massed over with small, bright red flowers in April. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 3 feet.
Azalea  'Homebush'  award
Superb compact, deciduous shrub whose leaves turn yellow-orange in the autumn. Tight, rounded heads of semi-double pink flowers in May. Requires a fertile,acid soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Sun or part shade. Height 3 to 5 feet.
Azalea  'Hot Shot Variegated'  ---
Lovely evergreen shrub for a west facing border. Green leaves edged with cream and bright red flowers during April and May. Requires an acid soil, work in plenty of peat, or composted bark. Resents hot dry sites. Height 2.5 feet.
Azalea  'Hotspur'  ---
Medium sized, deciduous shrub whose green foliage turns orange-yellow in the autumn. Masses of flame red flowers in May and June. Requires an acid, woodland type soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Flowers last longer in part shade. Height 3 to 4 feet.
Azalea  'Hotspur Red'  award
Medium sized, deciduous shrub whose green foliage turns orange-yellow in the autumn. Masses of bright orange-red flowers in May and June. Requires an acid, woodland type soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Flowers last longer in part shade. Height 3 to 4 feet.
Azalea  'Hydie'  ---
Compact, bushy evergreen shrub which produces a profusion of coral and white marbled flowers in April and May.  Requires a fertile, acid soil, work in plenty of peat or composted bark.  Best shaded from morning sun.  Height 2 feet.
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Azalea  'John Cairns'  ---
Superb evergreen with coppery-green young leaves and masses of red flowers in April and May.  Requires a fertile, peaty soil in sun or part shade.  Height 3 feet.
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Azalea  'Kermesinum'  ---
Compact evergreen shrub with small green leaves and rose-carmine flowers borne in April and May. Requires a fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark.  Flowers longer in light shade. Height 2 to 3 feet.
Azalea  'Klondyke'  award
Superb medium sized deciduous shrub whose large glowing gold yellow flowers are produced in May and June. Best in an acid, woodland type soil in light shade. Height 5 feet.
Azalea  'Koningin Emma'  ---
Superb deciduous shrub with masses of orange-shaped salmon flowers in May. Requires a fertile acid soil into which peat or composted bark has been worked. Sun or part shade. Height 5 feet in 10 years.
Azalea  'Koster's Brilliant Red'  ---
Lovely deciduous shrub with attractive autumn foliage. Heads of bright red flowers in late April and May. Requires a fertile, woodland type soil; work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Sun or part shade. Height 4 feet in 10 years.
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Azalea  'Late Love'  ---
Dwarf evergreen shrub which is almost prostrate. Shrimp pink flowers in May and June. Requires a fertile, acid, peaty soil in sun. Height 9 inches.  Spread 2 feet.
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Azalea  'Magic Flute'  ---
Very vivid evergreen with bright magenta-pink flowers in April and May. Requires a peaty, slightly acid, woodland type soil and keeps its colour better in dappled light. Height 30 inches.
Azalea  'Marilee'  ---
Prostrate evergreen shrub which is ideal as ground cover. Trumpet shaped orange-red flowers are borne throughout May and June.  Requires a moist peaty soil in sun or light shade. Height 8 inches.  Spread 2 feet.
Azalea  'Mother's Day'  award
Superb low growing evergreen shrub which forms a dense mound of deep green foliage and is massed with semi-double red flowers in April and May. Requires a fertile, acid soil; work in plenty of composted bark, peat or coir and water during dry periods. Sun or part shade. Height 2 feet.
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Azalea  'Nakahari Orange'  ---
Almost prostrate carpet of evergreen leaves and masses of orange flowers in May and June. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 1 foot.  Spread 2 feet.
Azalea  'Nakahari Pink'  ---
Almost prostrate carpet of evergreen leaves and masses of rose-pink flowers in May and June. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 1 foot.  Spread 2 feet.
Azalea  'Nakahari Red'  ---
An almost prostrate carpet of evergreen leaves and masses of orange-red flowers in May and June. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 1 foot.  Spread 2 feet.
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Azalea  'Orange Beauty'  award
Lovely evergreen shrub which is massed with bright orange flowers in April. Requires a fertile, moist peaty soil in part shade. Height 2.5 to 3 feet.

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Azalea  'Palestrina'  award
Evergreen or semi-evergreen compact free flowering shrub. Frost hardy. Has open funnel shaped white flowers with faint, green marks in late spring. Requires partial shade and well drained acidic soil. Height 3 feet.
Azalea  'Persil'  award
Superb Exbury hybrid which has pure white flowers with a yellow basal eye, which are borne during May and June. Best grown in light shade and a peaty soil. Height 4 feet.
Azalea  'Peter Berg'  award
Neat rounded evergreen shrub with small green leaves and masses of deep, rose pink flowers in April and May. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 2 to 2.5 feet.
Azalea  'Pink Delight'  ---
Superb deciduous shrub which is massed over with pink, yellow blotched flowers in May. Good autumn foliage. Requires a fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Sun or part shade. Height 4 to 6 feet.
Azalea  'Pink Pancake'  award
Very dwarf, prostrate  evergreen shrub which produces masses of pink trumpet shaped flowers in May and June. Requires a moist acid, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 1 foot.  Spread 2 feet.
Azalea  'Princess Juliana'  ---
Evergreen Azalea with masses of orange-red flowers in April to May.  Requires an acid, peaty soil which is moist, but not waterlogged. Retains its colour best in part shade.  Height 3 feet.
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Azalea  'Rennie'  ---
Superb deciduous shrub whose young leaves are burnished with copper. These change to green by midsummer and then turn a firey-red in the autumn. Bright orange flowers in May. Requires a fertile, acid soil, work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Sun or part shade. Height 4 to 6 feet.
Azalea  'Rosebud'  award
Low growing compact evergreen shrub with sem-double rose-pink flowers in April and May. Best in a peaty, woodland type soil in light shade. Height 2 feet.
Azalea  'Royal Command'  ---
Lovely deciduous shrub whose green leaves turn orange-yellow in the autumn. Brilliant vermilion red flowers in May and June. Requires a moist, fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Height 4 to 6 feet.
Azalea  'Royal Ruby'  ---
Medium sized deciduous with masses of deep red flowers in May and June. Requires an acid, woodland type soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Flowers last longer in part shade. Height 3 to 4 feet.
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Azalea  'Salmon's Leap'  ---
Choice evergreen shrub for a sheltered garden. Cream variegated foliage and rich pink flowers in April and May. Requires a fertile, moist, peaty soil in part shade. Height 2 feet.
Azalea  'Schubert'  ---
An evergreen shrub eventually 1m tall.  Light rose pink flowers in April/May.  Best in a peaty woodland type soil in light shade.
Azalea  'Shiko Lavender'  ---
Superb low growing, evergreen Azalea whose green leaves are a foil for its large lavender flowers during May.  Requires a fertile, acid soil.  Work in plenty of peat, or composted bark.  Sun or part shade.  Height 3 feet.
Azalea  'Silver Fountain'  ---
Superb evergreen Azalea with masses of brilliant silver-white flowers in April. Requires a peaty, woodland type soil in sun or part shade. Height 30 inches.
Azalea  'Silver Queen'  ---
Unique evergreen shrub whose green-grey tinted leaves are richly edged with cream. Contrasting rose-pink flowers in late April and May. Requires a fertile, peaty soil which is moist during the growing season but not waterlogged in the winter. Best away from the morning sun. Height 2 to 2.5 feet.
Azalea  'Soir de Paris'  ---
Lovely deciduous shrub which during May and June produces honey scented, trumpet shaped flowers which are two shades of pink. Requires a fertile, woodland type soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Sun or part shade. Height 4 to 6 feet.
Azalea  'Spek's Brilliant'  ---
Deciduous Mollis hybrid with brilliant bright orange-red flowers in April and May. Best in a peaty, woodland type soil in sun or light shade. Height 5 feet.
Azalea  'Spek's Orange'  award
Deciduous Mollis hybrid with brilliant bright orange flowers in April and May. Best in a peaty, woodland type soil in sun or light shade. Height 5 feet.
Azalea  'Squirrel'  award
Almost prostrate evergreen shrub which produces masses of orange-scarlet trumpet shaped flowers in May and June. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in sun or part shade.  Very hardy.  Height 9 inches.  Spread 2 feet.
Azalea  'Stewartstonian'  ---
Low growing evergreen which is massed with orange-red flowers during April. Requires a moist but well drained acid soil. Work in plenty of composted bark. Shelter from the north-east and strong sunlight. Height 3 feet.
Azalea  'Strawberry Ice'  award
Superb free flowering shrub with flesh pink, mottled, deep pink flowers with a golden flare at the base of the petal. Flowers May and June. Requires a slightly acid soil. Which will grow in full sun or part shade. Height 5 feet.
Azalea  'Susannah Hill'  ---
Neat mound of evergreen foliage which is covered with bright orange-red flowers during June. Requires a moist but not waterlogged, slightly acid soil. Full sun or part shade. Height 1 feet.
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Azalea  'Vuyk's Rosyred'  award
Low growing compact evergreen shrub with bright rose-red flowers in April and May. Best in a peaty, woodland type soil in light shade. Height 2 to 3 feet.
Azalea  'Vuyk's Scarlet'  award
Lovely low growing compact evergreen shrub which is massed with bright scarlet flowers in April and May. Requires a fertile, acid soil; work in plenty of composted bark or peat and water during dry periods. Keeps its colour better in part shade. Height 2 to 2.5 feet.
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Azalea  'White Diamond'  ---
Lovely, compact evergreen shrub which is massed with pure white flowers in April and May. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 2.5 to 3 feet.
Azalea  'White Throat'  ---
Superb deciduous shrub which produces abundant double white flowers in late spring.  Requires a peaty woodland soil in part shade.  Height 4 to 6 feet.
Azalea  'Wombat'  award
Prostrate evergreen shrub which is ideal as ground cover. Trumpet shaped pink flowers are borne in May and June. Requires a moist peaty soil in sun or light shade. Height 6 inches.  Spread 2 feet.
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Azalea  'Berryrose'  award
Deciduous azalea.  A lovely, free flowering deciduous azalea with heads of pink, yellow splashed flowers in May and June. Requires a fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of composted bark or peat. Sun or part shade. Height 4 to 6 feet.
Azaleodendron  'Martha Isaacson'  award
Superb evergreen shrub with maroon tinted foliage and heads of white striped pink flowers in June.  Requires a fertile acid soil into which bark has been worked.  Sun or part shade.  Height 6 feet.
Azaleodendron  'Martine'  ---
Superb evergreen shrub which is massed with clear pink flowers in April. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 3 feet.
Azaleodendron  'White Swan'  ---
Strong growing bushy, evergreen, whose leaves colour well into the autumn. Heads of white-yellow blotched, fragrant flowers in April and May. Requires an acidic, peaty soil, which is moist, but not waterlogged in sun or part shade. Height 6 feet.
Ledodendron  'Arctic Tern'  award
Dwarf evergreen shrub with small green leaves and heads of small pure white flowers in May. Requires a moist, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Will stand exposed sites. Height 2 feet.
Rhododendron
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Rhododendron amoenum 'Coccineum'  ---
A very hardy, dense, bushy, evergreen Azalea which is massed with brilliant carmine hose-in-hose flowers during May. Requires a fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Flowers longer in part shade. Height 4 feet.
Rhododendron arboreum   ---
Tree like shrub in various colours. Eventually forms a small tree. Requires acidic soil in a partially shaded site.
Rhododendron auriculatum   ---
Evergreen, bushy widely branched shrub. Fully hardy. Has large oblong leaves with ear-like lobes at their base. In late summer bears loose bunches of 7-15 large, heavily scented, tubular to funnel-shaped white flowers. Partial shade and well drained acidic soil.
Rhododendron  'Aloha'  ---
A low growing compact shrub with pale foliage. In May bears delicate pink flowers. Requires neutral or acid soil.
Rhododendron  'Abegail  ---
A lovely medium sized shrub which is massed with buff-yellow, shaded pink flowers in May and June. Requires a fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of composted bark or peat. Sun or part shade. Height 6 to 7 feet.
Rhododendron  'America'  ---
A strong growing medium sized, evergreen shrub which bears deep red flowers in May and April. Best grown in a fertile peaty soil, in full sun. Very hardy. Height 8 feet.
Rhododendron  'Anna Rose Whitney'  ---
A vigorous evergreen shrub which bears large trusses of deep rose pink flowers in May and June. Requires a fertile, peaty soil and will grow in full sun or light shade. Height 8 feet.
Rhododendron  'Anuschka' (Analin)  ---
Lovely Yakushimanum hybrid which forms a dense mound of green leaves and is massed with rosy-red flowers in May. Requires a fertile acid soil; work in plenty of composted bark, peat or coir and water during dry periods. Best in light shade. Height 4 feet.
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Rhododendron  'Bashful'  award
A low growing evergreen shrub which is massed with light pink flowers in May. Requires a fertile, peaty soil and keep's its flower colour better in in part shade. Height 4 feet.
Rhododendron  'Baden-Baden'  ---
Compact, low growing evergreen shrub with dark green foliage and cherry red flowers in May. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 2 feet.
Rhododendron  'Betty Wormald'  ---
Medium sized evergreen shrub with rounded heads of shell pink edged with darker pink flowers in May and June. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 8 feet.
Rhododendron  'Blue Boy'  ---
Very hardy, rounded evergreen shrub which is massed with rounded heads of purple-blue, black eyed flowers in May and June. Requires a fertile, acid, peaty soil which is moist, but well drained. Height 6 feet.
Rhododendron  'Blue Diamond'  ---
Very free flowering evergreen shrub with masses of small lavender-blue flowers in April. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 2 to 3 feet.
Rhododendron  'Blue Peter'  award
Vigorous, evergreen shrub which bears conical trusses of funnel-shaped pale violet-blue flowers with a white throat and a splash of maroon spots during May and June. Requires a fertile acid soil in sun or part shade. Height 8 feet.
Rhododendron  'Blue Star'  ---
Lovely low growing evergreen shrub which is massed with small blue flowers in April and May. Requires a fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of composted bark, or peat and mature garden compost. Sun or part shade. Height 2.5 to 3 feet.
Rhododendron  Bluebird Group  ---
Lovely evergreen shrub which is massed over with blue flowers during April and May. Requires a fertile, moist, acid soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark into the soil. Grow in sun or part shade. Height 3 feet.
Rhododendron  'Boskoop Ostara'  ---
Gorgeous evergreen shrub which is massed with vivid pink flowers in March. Requires an acid, woodland type soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Plant away from the morning sun. Best pruned back by half it's previous years growth in May. Height 6 to 8 feet.
Rhododendron  'Bow Bells'  award
A slow growing rounded, evergreen shrub whose glossy green foliage presents a perfect foil for the heads of bell-shaped rose-pink flowers in April. Requires a fertile, moist but well drained soil sheltered from the morning sun. Height 3 feet.
Rhododendron  'Brilliant Crimson'  ---
A dwarf evergreen Azalea which forms a prostrate mound covered with red flowers in May and June. Requires a fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Position in sun or part shade. Height 12 inches by 2 feet spread.
Rhododendron  'Butterfly'  ---
A neat, medium sized evergreen shrub with green leaves and dense heads of pale yellow flowers which are spotted with red on the inside. Requires a fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Sun or part shade. Height 5 to 6 feet.
Rhododendron  'Buttermint'  ---
A medium sized evergreen whose flowers are pink in bud, but open to butter-yellow in May. Requires a fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of composted bark or peat. Sun or part shade. Height 6 feet.
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Rhododendron  'Caroline Allbrook'  award
A low growing, compact shrub with long, dark leaves with curled edges. In May bears lavender-rose, frilled flowers which fade to lilac in the centre. Requires neutral or acid soil.
Rhododendron calostrotum 'Gigha'  award
A dwarf, compact shrub with grey-green foliage and flat, saucer shaped pink flowers in May. Ideal for fertile rockeries. Requires a fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of composted bark or peat. Height 12 inches.
Rhododendron calostrotum  subsp. keleticum  ---
Very dwarf, evergreen shrub which is ideal for rockeries or peat beds. Small green leaves and saucer shaped purple flowers in May. Requires a fertile, peaty soil which is moist but not waterlogged. Sun or part shade. Height 9 inches to 1 foot.
Rhododendron campanulatum 'Knap Hill'  ---
Deciduous shrub bearing various coloured blooms. Acid soil essential. Prefers a partially shaded position.
Rhododendron campylogynum Charopoeum Group  ---
Dwarf evergreen shrub with shining green leaves and small thimble-shaped rose-mahogany flowers in May and June.  Suitable for a rock garden.  Requires a moist, peaty soil in sun.  Height 1 foot.
Rhododendron campylogynum Myrtilloides Group'  ---
Lovely compact shrub with unusual dusky pink bell shaped flowers and aromatic leaves.  Prefers a moist but well drained peaty soil in part shade.  Height 1 foot.
Rhododendron campylogynum Salmon Pink Flowered'  ---
Dwarf evergreen shrub with shining green leaves and small salmon-pink bells in May and June.  Suitable for a rock garden.  Requires a moist, peaty soil in sun.  Height 1 foot.
Rhododendron  'Canzonetta'  award
Unusual low growing evergreen whose green leaves turn striking mahogany-red in the winter. Masses of small pink flowers in late April. Requires a fertile, acid soil; work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Height 2.5 to 3 feet.
Rhododendron  'Carmen'  ---
Dwarf, ground hugging, evergreen shrub which during April produces glowing red flowers. Ideal for a cool rockery.  Requires an acid, peaty soil, which is moist, but not waterlogged. Sun or part shade. Height 1.5 feet.
Rhododendron  'Caroline Allbrook'  award
Neat evergreen Yakushimanum hybrid which bears frilled lavender-pink flowers throughout May and June. Best in a peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 4 feet.
Rhododendron  'Champagne'  award
A superb evergreen shrub, with heads of fluted champagne-yellow and pink flowers borne in April & May. Best in an acid woodland type soil in full sun or light shade. Not suitable for exposed sites. Height 6 to 8 feet.
Rhododendron  'Chevalier Felix de Sauvage'  award
Medium sized dense evergreen shrub with trusses of rose-pink flowers which have a dark blotch on the upper petals during May and June.  Requires a fertile acid soil into which plenty of peat or leaf soil has been worked.  Sun or part shade.  Height 8 feet.
Rhododendron  'Chikor'  ---
Dwarf evergreen shrub with masses of yellow flowers in April. Requires a peaty soil which is moist, but not waterlogged. Shelter from the north-east wind. Height 1.5 feet.
Rhododendron  'Christmas Cheer'  ---
Compact evergreen shrub whose pink flowers appear in February and March, occasionally February, and fade to white. Excellent pot plant for forcing for Christmas. Requires a fertile, peaty soil and retains its colour better in part shade. Height 6 feet.
Rhododendron  'Colonel Coen'  ---
A medium sized evergreen shrub which is massed with dark purple-black spotted flowers in May and June. Requires a fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of composted bark or peat. Height 6 feet.
Rhododendron  'Cosmopolitan'  ---
A dense evergreen shrub with dark green glossy foliage, bears rounded trusses of lovely pale pink flowers with a deep red flare in May. Requires an acid soil in sun or part shade. Height 6 feet.
Rhododendron  'Countess of Derby'  ---
A large evergreen shrub bearing dense, conical trusses of funnel shaped pink flowers in May. Requires a fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Sun or part shade. Height 8 to 9 feet.
Rhododendron  'Cowslip'  ---
Dwarf, evergreen shrub which produces masses of pink buds which open in pale yellow flowers during May. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 3 feet.
Rhododendron  'Creamy Chiffon'  ---
A medium sized evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves. Heads of double creamy-yellow flowers in May. Requires a fertile, acid soil; work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Sun or part shade. Height 4 feet in 10 years.
Rhododendron  'Crest'  award
A medium to large growing evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves. Heads of yellow flowers are produced in April and May. Requires a fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of composted bark or peat into the soil. Requires partial shade and shelter from cold winds. Height 8 feet.
Rhododendron  'Cunningham's White'  ---
A low growing, hardy evergreen shrub with a dense spreading habit. In late May it bears mauve buds which open to white flowers with yellow-green markings. Best in an acid soil in sun or part shade. Height 4 feet.
Rhododendron  'Curlew'  award
Superb compact, evergreen shrub with masses of clear yellow flowers in April.  Requires a moist, peaty soil and shelter from the morning sun.  Height 1.5 feet.
Rhododendron  'Cynthia'  award
A medium to large evergreen shrub with rounded trusses of deep rose-red flowers borne in May and June. Best in a peaty soil in full sun or half shade. Very hardy. Height 10 feet.
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Rhododendron  'Dreamland'  award
A low growing compact shrub.  In May bears pink buds which open to a paler pink with deeper edges and a white calyx. Requires neutral or acid soil.
Rhododendron  'Dusty Miller'  ---
A low growing compact shrub with silver foliage. In May bears pale pink flowers which fade to cream. Requires neutral or acid soil.
Rhododendron  'Doc'  ---
Superb evergreen shrub with masses of light pink flowers in May and June. Requires a moist, but well drained, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 4 feet.
Rhododendron  'Doctor Arnold W. Endtz'  ---
A large evergreen shrub with large green leaves and heads of pink, creamy-yellow eyed flowers in May and June. Requires a fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Sun or part shade. Height 8 to 10 feet.
Rhododendron  'Doctor V.H. Rutgers'  ---
A vigorous evergreen shrub with large green leaves and dense heads of red flowers in May and June. Requires a fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Sun or part shade .Height 8 to 10 feet.
Rhododendron  'Doncaster'  ---
Very hardy compact, evergreen shrub which is massed with red flowers in May. Requires a fertile, peaty soil and keeps its colour better in part shade. Height 6 feet.
Rhododendron  'Dopey'  ---
A low growing evergreen shrub which is massed with red, spotted dark brown flowers in May. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in part shade. Height 4 feet.
Rhododendron  'Dora Amateis'  award
Evergreen shrub with masses of white flowers in April and May.  Requires an acid, peaty soil and moisture during the growing season prefers sun or partial shade.  Height 3 feet.
Rhododendron  'Dreamland'  award
Lovely Yakushimanum hybrid which forms a compact rounded bush. Masses of pale pink, edged deeper pink flowers in May. Requires a fertile, peaty soil in sun or part shade. Height 4 feet.
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Rhododendron  'Earl of Donoughmore'  ---
A medium sized evergreen shrub with large, fresh green leaves. Heads of bright red flowers in May. Requires a fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Sun or part shade. Resents cold, exposed gardens. Height 7 feet.
Rhododendron  'Ebony Pearl'  ---
An outstanding introduction whose young leaves are reddish-mahogany. Pink flowers in late April and May. Requires a fertile, acid soil. Work in plenty of composted bark, or peat. Sun or part shade. Height 4 to 6 feet.
Rhododendron  'Egret'  award
Compact dwarf evergreen shrub, which during April is massed with white flowers. Ideal as a container plant or even for the larger rockery.  Requires an acid, peaty soil, which is moist, but not waterlogged. Sun or part shade. Height 2 feet.
Rhododendron  'Elizabeth'  ---
Evergreen low growing shrub with long green leaves. Bright red trumpet shaped flowers in April. Best in an acid soil in light shade. Height 3 feet.
Rhododendron  'Elizabeth Lockhart'  ---
Superb dwarf shrub with shiny purple young leaves and rose-pink bell-shaped flowers in April and May.  Requires a moist, peaty soil in sun or part shade.  Height 2 feet.
Rhododendron  'Elsie Straver'  ---
A vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub with medium green leaves. Heads of flowers which are orange in bud and open to pale yellow with a central red blotch. Requires a fertile, acid soil; work in plenty of peat or composted bark. Sun or part shade. Height 7 to 8 feet.
Rhododendron  'Esquire'  ---
A medium sized, upright spreading plant with dark pointed leaves. In early May bears pink flowers. Requires neutral or acid soil.