'Durantik' - new! black blotch; M; hH R. augustinii 'Aquamarin' - light 1.2m (‘Dido’ x ‘Fawn’) Previously known as ‘Sunbeam’, this New Zealand raised hybrid is an unusual pinky-lemon, apricot colour, a colour not often seen in rhododendrons. impeditum, R. russatum, R. augustinii; R. OPEN FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 9am - 4pm THURSDAY by appointment only MONDAY to WEDNESDAY - CLOSED. Its tight mounded form is complemented by grouping with fountains of looser, more upright foliage such as that of miscanthus grasses, gaura and veronicastrums. Genus name comes from the Greek words rhodo meaning rose and dendron meaning tree. Another typical yakushimanum hybrid, only reaching 0.5m after five years, so this is suitable for container gardening. lilac+yellow markings ; M; C to hH more photographs of blue flowering rhododendron hybrids:   all 'Bohlken's Lupinenberg Purple'. Rhododendrons that thrive in New Zealand gardens . The compact trusses of bloom appear in spring and are in tones of pale lavender and purple with a hint of red at the throat. "Scott can't bear to see these makeover garden shows when plants are poked into tiny holes," Angela says with a laugh. 'Moerheim' lilac with golden blotch;M-L; hH Purple . 'Grumpy' grows equally well in the north and south. Category: Exotic Trees. 'Libretto' - dark purple with yellow\green blotch; L; hH Rh. blotch; crenate! More data ... Alfred LM - L . 'P.J.M. Requires good drainage and dappled shade. "They need holes twice as wide as the rootball at least.". 'Peter Alan' - purple with dark blotch; M; hH More data ... Alice Swift EM . Others will become infested with lace bugs if raised in full sun. purple\lilac\blue flowering Rhododendrons, 'Centennial The most important process at planting I'm assured, is to tease out the outer roots of the rootball to stimulate fresh root growth so the plants get established quickly. idem - 'Ramapo' - lavender-pink; coldhardy!! R. hippophaeoides 'Blue Rhododendrons … 'Frank Galsworthy' - nice! Thankfully most of our Kiwi rhododendrons originate from less aggressive types; shrubs with botanical names laced with the species epithets of forrestii, hookerii, fortunei and davidii â€“ commemorating the plant hunters who scoured the high altitude mountain passes of China, Tibet, Myanmar and Nepal in search of these stately evergreens which in their homelands form tall-trunked rainforests carpeted beneath with indigenous lilies, astilbes and primula. The bare branches in spring are adorned with clusters of small pea-shaped rosy purple flowers. Slow, stunted growth. 'Bud Flanagan' has inherited attractive glossy foliage from its ponticum parentage and is (blessedly) suitable for both the cooler and warmer parts of the country. Award Wining Rhododendrons (38) Customer Favorites (42) Fertilizer (1) Fragrant Rhododendrons (12) Gift Cards (1) Heat Tolerant Rhododendrons (36) Large Plants for Instant Landscape (69) New This Year! R. calostrotum 'Azurella' - violet blue; very compact; E; C lepidote; lilac; E; hH 'Puccini' - lilac with colour changing blotch! 'Midnight' - USA; apart purple with photo page thousands of photos               'Purple Splendour' is a compact, bushy plant growing to 5-6 feet tall. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database. Purple Lace : Large dark purple florets with wavy edges. Of particular note – and pride – are the 80 rhododendron standards, a method of grafting the bushes onto a trunk that was invented by Scott's granddad at the nursery and a technique that is still swathed in secrecy. Rhododendron in the original Greek means tree rose, which perfectly sums up both its grandeur and splendour. R  fastiagatum 'Blue Steel' - lightblue; compact!! Notably one of the most hardy purple rhododendrons available. hippophaeoides, Rhododendron ‘Ilam Violet’ (R. augustinii ‘Electra Group’ x R. russatum) – This rhododendron makes up for its smaller April to May trusses with intense deep violet-blue flowers that really catch the eye. lilac with fine purple-red blotch; M-L; hH TOP 3 Large growing : Bumble Bee, Blue Peter, Fastuosum Flore Pleno TOP 3 Small growing: Glenfalloch Blue, Hoppy, Purple Passion. 'Registered Nurse'. 'Rachael' was bred and named 'Rachael'. 'Rasputin' - lavender with dark blotch; M; hH idem - Blue Effect' - purpleblue; larger flower;E-M; C Purple . The acquisition of new plants in the spring requires regular watering. ... deep reddish-purple leaves. Blooming in mid spring, each cluster (or truss) can hold up to 3-5 attractive, trumpet-shaped violet-blue flowers, whose color intensifies with age. Anthony Waterer' - lavender-lilac+ large yellow blotch! Colors range from white to pink, red, and purple. M; C Rh. This plant is considered an invasive in parts of Australia and New Zealand. Rhododendrons do not have taproots like trees: their roots grow very near the surface. 'Black Satin' - lilac; in winter 'Marchioness of Lansdowne' 'Kotuku'. 5 Grays Road, Amberley Breeding has created many compact forms for smaller gardens. - lilac with black blotch;  M-L; hH 'Mary Tasker'. He had us drilling wood and banging in nails each summer making 'root teasers' to sell in the shop. Click on the colours to see the range Colours available: Pink , Red, Yellow , Cream , Orange / apricot , White , Blue/Mauve /Purple Victorian gardeners were enchanted by their noble leaves, often felted on the underside in white or orange; their marbled trunks; and of course the huge trusses of speckled trumpets through spring and early summer. R. impeditum 'Azurika' - violetblue; compact! Rh. Dark glossy foliage. A lovely Rhododendron with deep green foliage and a neat and tidy habit. 'Bud Flanagan'. Rhododendrons with orange and apricot in their flowers can be a bit more temperamental but this peachy pink beauty is a strong grower and not too big, reaching chest height after five to 10 years. topics        Noted for its lavender-blue spring flowers, Rhododendron 'Blue Tit Magor' is a compact, mounding, dense, evergreen shrub producing incredibly eye-catching flower clusters. You won’t find big bold, full trusses of red, blue or purple rhododendrons with scent. 'Lilofee' - lilac purple; white stamens; Assortment of purple\lilac\blue flowering Rhododendrons 100% pure blue does not exist in the 'Rhodoworld'. READ MORE: * Taranaki local's miniature Pukeiti took 46 years to create * Pukeiti 'globally significant' in rhododendron research * Love gardening but suffering from hay fever? The mauve flowers are spectacularly livened with a twin black-purple smudge on the top two petals. blotch; M; hH Felix imported a number of rhododendrons, both species and hybrids, from the… Two people have died following a serious crash in West Auckland ... Read More, Taranaki local's miniature Pukeiti took 46 years to create, Pukeiti 'globally significant' in rhododendron research, Love gardening but suffering from hay fever? photos have copyright!!! OUT OF STOCK: Mid/Late: 1.5m: Red Eye: Deep purple flowers with a green eye that turns red. Rhododendron is a genus of plants with more than 850 species, from ground covers to shrubs and trees. so called "Lepidote-blue-group": hybrids out of crosses with  Rhododendrons love it best when they have shelter, good drainage, plenty of summer rain and cool winters. Sun Burn: Leaves yellow and/or develop dark purple tone. hH 'Goldflimmer' - variegated! Related Products. Catawba rhododendron or purple laurel or mountain rosebay (R. catawbiense) M, P: Four to 6 feet tall at 10 years; usually wider than tall; varies from compact to loose growth. Fresh green foliage that has bronze tones in winter. Used for breeding, this mountainous species confers a lovely compact habit with more sun and wind tolerance than most, making container-growing a viable option for courtyard gardens. M-L M; C This is one of the larger rhododendron varieties, reaching head height after 10 years. During a stint as a tree warden in the UK, I spent weeks chopping them to the ground with a machete and tossing the tops onto a bonfire. One of the hardiest native evergreen rhododendrons. This beautiful rhododendron is a vigorous, larger grower, capable of reaching 1.8m, and flowering mid to late season. black blotch; M; hH dark leaves! R. augustinii 'Saphirblau' - violet If the same symptom appears in new leaves, then it is likely … OUT OF STOCK: Mid/Late: 1.5m: Saint Breward : Small ball trusses of violet blue flowers. 'Clementine Lemaire' - light Rhododendrons favor acidic soils and thrive in … 'Marcel Menard' - fine dark purple-blue+yellow blotch; M-L; hH Rhododendron are appealing and colourful shrubs that are available in a wide range of sizes, leaf textures and forms and in shades of pink, red, white, yellow and blue. Borne at the tips of the upright branches, the blossoms contrast beautifully with the evergreen foliage of rounde… Celebration' - light lavender; crenate; M-L; hH 'Regal' - purple red; E - M; compact to 80 cm Mezitt' - purple pink; E to M; hH 'Concorde' - VanNes#; lilac with golden Find your nearest store onlinesupport@palmers.co.nz 08007256377 border+dark blotch; M; hH My only real talent with rhododendrons is in killing them. The soft orange perimeter merges into a soft yellow centre. E-M; hH  A vigorous and hardy tree, prune to keep tidy. ", And it looks like the entrepreneurial bug is catching. ; M; hH The thin dark green leaves also turn a bronze colour during the colder winter weather. blue; M; C Height 5-6 feet Generally it is linked to attracting the right insects for pollination. R. calostrotum 'Mother Greer' -USA; lavender; compact! withdark blotch; fine! 'Rachael'. Elite' - purple red; E to M; compact to 90 cm Compact plant & truss. M-L; hH My failure to grapple with these reliable evergreens, however, has been all down to soil – few of the gardens I've worked in have had the acid conditions most rhododendrons demand, and even near Auckland when we enjoyed some acidity, the humidity and dry summers meant – with their shallow roots – these shrubs survived rather than flourished. PHONE NOW - 0800 394 946. 'Pfauenauge' - new! In the 1950s when Felix and Mimosa were laying out and planting the new gardens at Tikorangi, rhododendrons were a high prestige plant. Albury Purple features an attractive purple cast especially in its new growth, as well as small yellow flowers in early summer. 'Black Magic'. Well behaved and easy to grow it is ideal for mass planting in morning sun or semi-shade. ... Blue / Purple. During the first couple of years watering the plants at least twice a week is a must. 'Edwin O. Weber' - large lilac flower+yellow\green blotch; M; hH Rhododendron Leaf Problems. Plant a low-allergy garden. Rh. Compact, wide plant. Rhododendrons are listed in their colour groups. Evergreen. 'Rachael' was bred and named by Scott's grandfather Eric after his sister, so is a firm family favourite. One potential Rhododendron problem is that the leaves are turning yellow. 'Etoile de Sleydinge' -white+purple-red Though farming these days is lucrative, the rhododendrons still bring in a welcome return though Scott cringes at how poorly gardeners sometimes treat their plants once they get them home. M; hH Slightly fragrant and exceptionally cold hardy, Rhododendron 'Karens' is a very eye-catching, dense and compact, semi-evergreen Azalea. idem - 'Blaufeder' - violetblue; M; C Helen Koster' - lilac The flowers appear in October to November, and are pink with prominent throats stained wine-purple. In mid to late spring, it bears abundant clusters of 3 to 4 large, open, funnel-shaped, rich reddish-purple flowers, up to 2 in. Lilac-magenta flowers late in the season²; 14 to 20 blooms in a rounded truss. Assortment of For a fuller story, check on The Jury Rhododendron Legacy - written for and published by the RHS in 2011. 'Madame Cochet' - lilac with A few Rhododendron varieties such as Caroline', 'Scintillation', 'Lee's Dark Purple', Yakushimanum hybrids, 'Hong Kong and the hardy varieties from Finland must have some shade in midday or the foliage will yellow or even burn – especially during a hot summer. Here is a quick guide to pests and diseases that Rhododendrons can be prone to. 'Mrs. The popularity of rhododendrons has fluctuated over the years; with shrinking gardens, gone is the demand for the mighty arboreal giants favoured by the Victorians. 'Tamarindos' - purple with yellow\green blotch; M; hH. idem - 'BlueTit' - lightblue; M; C rhododendron These sleeves are just one of the clever inventions developed by rhododendron expert Eric Wilson who established Cross Hills Gardens & Nursery near Kimbolton in the Manawatu. Silver' - purple-pink; M; C Its yakushimanum ancestry gives 'Patty Bee' a compact and dense habit, making it suitable for containers and small spaces. and many more in this "lepidote-blue-group". 'Penheale Blue' R. augustinii 'Statuette' - lavender blue; M; hH! E ; hH to H golden blotch; M; hH to H 'Grumpy'. Therefore, they need frequent watering. This lovely little Japanese Azalea is smothered with small bright purple-pink flowers from late winter until early summer. Early mid season. Named to commemorate 100 years of nursing in New Zealand, it forms a reliable and floriferous mid-height shrub at 1.5m. 3 -20 . This has always been a good seller at Cross Hills, with its strong red colouring and compact form at 1.2m. 'P.J. Check out our purple rhododendrons selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our shops. 5 -15 . Leaves yellow and/or develop dark purple tone. Wholesale & retail production nursery, Specialising in rhododendrons, hardy shrubs and trees Email admin@boulevardandboutique.co.nz to check availability and get further details on our Rhododendron ‘mi amor’. Dandy Man ® Purple Rhododendron x 'LAVJ2011' USPP 26,976. 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Slow, stunted growth. Plant in semi shade, avoid Lime and mulch annually for best results. lilac-purple with dark blotch; Late! Bringing colour to New Zealand with the beauty of Rhododendrons. Compact, beautiful Japanese Rhododendron yakushimanum has reinvented the genus. Lovely pink buds open into generous trusses of the palest creamy pink containing a yellow and red blotch deep in the middle. idem - 'Blue Tit Major' - lightblue and medium high; M; hH This also encourages an even spread of new shoots from under the spent flower. These low maintenance plants have transformed thousands of gardens for New Zealand homes. 'Lugano' - lilac-lavender with purple blotch; L; C to hH 'Polarnacht' - dark purple and darker blotch; M; hH x russeautinii, Rh. Transferred from the Greek name for Nerium oleander. "A 40-foot container was sent out last year as a trial," explains Scott, "and this year we packed up 450 specimens, many of them over eight feet high, to go in their giant biome which is kept artificially cold." Rh. The While the rhododendron relatives of deciduous azaleas and some vireyas will use both colour and scent, fragrance in rhododendrons is generally linked to white and pale colours. photo review, Rhodoland R. calostrotum; R. Of Scott and Angela's young sons, "one is mad about the farm and the other was busy sowing acorns in autumn – he's planning on selling them at the Country Fair (on November 16, 2019).". As a selected form of the species Rhododendron maddenii, this hardy cultivar is unusual for its perfumed flowers. When leaves start to turn yellow between the green leaf veins, your rhododendron is suffering from chlorosis from lack of iron or magnesium. Today, everything is run by his son Rodney  and grandson Scott with his wife Angela, who have chosen this selection of rhododendrons as some of the best that they offer. 'Frosthexe' The tight clusters of wavy lemon flowers appear quite early in the season; after that be sure to feed it annually with a dressing of a slow-release fertiliser or handful of Nitrophoska Blue to ensure good bud set for next year. The handsome dark foliage sports cream flowers tinged coral pink. Purple Splendor Rhododendron Very striking deep royal purple frilled flowers with black markings in the throat flowering in late May and June. Reaches roughly 5 feet tall. M; H 'Kotuku' is a New Zealand-bred plant (by Robert Balch in Dunedin) and is very hardy, growing equally well in warm and cool regions. Epsom Salts* According to the American Rhododendron Society, if the plant has older leaves that have turned yellow between green veins, you likely have a Magnesium deficiency.Sprinkle some Epsom Salts* around the plant to correct the issue.. Iron Sulfate*. Move the plant to a more sheltered position, increase watering and mulch around the shrub. wide (5 cm), elegantly darker freckled. 'Mercator' - lilac with dark blotch; early! R. carolinianum serie: most hardy and very early: It tolerates full sun and will grow in warm or cool parts of the country equally well. Neil Ross / NZ Gardener ... and are pink with prominent throats stained wine-purple. It is a bit more slow growing than others but has a nice upright habit. by Scott's grandfather Eric after his sister, so is a firm family favourite. idem - 'Gletschernacht' - violetblue; M; hH 'Blue Silver' 'Lee's Dark Purple' - old cultivar; dark purple; M; hH L; hH to H Rhododendron are evergreen, flowering from late autumn to early summer. L; hH blue; M; C 1 More color. idem - 'Luisella' - lilac-blue and roundcompact; M; C Most also demand some dappled shade. Having purchased 240 hectares of beef and cattle farm in 1938, Eric saw how much the rhododendrons loved his good soil and plentiful rain, and spotted an opportunity. In Britain you see, Rhododendron ponticum has leaped the garden fence and now runs dangerously wild in woodland and mountain fells, so my efforts were in order to save native ecosystems. Every spring we wrapped the trunks of our favourite specimens with neem-soaked sleeves which deliver a systemic shot of natural pesticide to the plant to ward off thrips. Rhododendron Plant Search. This extremely floriferous mid-season bloomer displays attractive deep purple flowers, creating abundant star-shaped whorls, setting off the exceptionally nice, dark green foliage. The flowers, like that of most rhododendrons, last for three weeks to a month and the delicately pale green foliage never fails to set off the trusses of flowers perfectly. 'Olin O. Dobbs' - dark purple-red; While the berries of this plant are poisonous, other parts of it can be used in herbal medicine. Another classic rhodo the family got to help launch is 'Sir Edmund Hillary' – a seedling selection gifted to New Zealand by the visiting Queen of Nepal in the 1970s. With shallow, fibrous roots, small rhododendrons like this are ideal for large containers with the advantage that you can grow these acid lovers in any garden in a pot; just be sure to keep up with the summer watering. R. fastiagatum 'Intrafast' - lightblue; E-M; C Another classic rhodo the family got to help launch is 'Sir Edmund Hillary' – a seedling selection gifted to New Zealand by the visiting Queen of Nepal in the 1970s. Create a beautiful outside space to relax in with stunning Rhododendrons. E-M R. russatum 'Azurwolke' - deep blue; M; C Good glossy foliage and suitable for some sun or light shade. The purpose of the Society is to encourage interest in and to disseminate knowledge about rhododendrons and azaleas. Yet there are rhodo-hybrids, which come quite near to it, especcially the group lepidote (small-leaved) hybrids in the list right below. dark purple with yellow blotch; M-L; The matte green foliage is resistant to thrips and this bush thrives both in cool and warm areas. or varieties and most lowgrowing. fastiagatum; R. 'Ernest Inman' - light lavender-pink ; M-L; C Rhododendron specific fertiliser in late spring after flower finishes and just before new growth starts. 'Preacox' - known, early flowering Scott and Angela are just back from a trip to Singapore to check up on some of their finest rhododendrons which had been shipped over earlier in the year to be stars of the show at a rhododendron installation at Gardens by the Bay – an enormous nature park made out of 180ha of reclaimed coastal land. Rhododendron 'Wojnar's Purple' Rhododendron 'Wojnar's Purple' flowers are openly funnel-shaped, 2¼" to 3" across, vivid purple at margins, shading reddish-purple to vivid reddish-purple. other We have a huge range of colours and sizes. Size can range from 1-2 feet to over 15 feet tall depending upon the cultivar. Slicing the sides of the roots with a spade would also do the job but, "My Dad, a great inventor like his dad," Scott recalls, "was always one to spot a retail opportunity! Rhododendrons benefit from snipping the finished flowerheads off before they waste energy making seed. New Search : Search results: plants with purple flower color ... 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