Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Laurelle's Favourite Rhodos Part 2

Five Cool and Unusual Rhododendrons

Posted By: in Rhododendrons

Well here is the long awaited part of my favourite Rhododendrons.

These beauties are somewhat harder to find and are not always in stock. If you're looking for something just a little bit out of the ordinary, here are five cool and unusual Rhododendrons worth planting:

rhododendron pseudocrysanthemum

Rhododendron pseudochrysanthemum

This tiny little Rhodo with the deep green ‘tough as nails’ leaves with a red underside grows 1foot by 1 foot in 10 years.

It is compact looking a bit like a hedgehog. It gets pale pink to white flowers mid spring. A great little variety in a rockery or a pot.

rhododendron rock rose

Rhodendron raecemosum ‘Rock Rose’

This variety has a very interesting form with very upright reddish pink stems with small somewhat curled leaves with a white underside. 

The fresh bright pink flowers in March and April add another dimension of light an depth to this plant.  A worthwhile addition for colour, form and texture it is on my own ‘want’ list. 

Grows 3 feet by 3 feet in 10 years.

rhododendron campylogynum

Rhododendron campylogynum

A lovely deceptively delicate looking little variety from Tibet.  Individual soft violet pink flowers which emerge in April and May hang upside down like prayer bells . 

The small oval leaves are a deep rich green and are aromatic, the new leaves open a glossy grass green. 

This little plant gets to about 2 ½ feet by 2 ½ feet in 10 years.

rhododendron honey butter

Rhododendron ‘Honey Butter’

Wow!  This one produces huge trusses of buttery orange flowers with pink midribs in May.  It is not a subtle rhodo, this one explodes with enthusiasm! 

The new growth comes on a burgundy red colour followed by rich green clean new growth.  

The height is 5 feet by 5 feet in 10 years.

rhododendron cherry cheesecake

Rhododendron ‘Cherry Cheescake’

The flowers are bourne in large clusters and are a very tropical looking white with cherry red edging and speckled blotch. 

It is a larger growing rhodo reaching 5 feet by 5 feet in 10 years with lovely long fresh green leaves. 

These and many other Rhododendrons are available at Arts Nursery year round. Best selection available between March and June. Please call ahead to confirm availability of specific varieties.

Laurelle Olfdord-Down

Laurelle Olfdord-Down

Laurelle is a certified horticulturalist and Landscape designer. She is currently an up and coming apple guru, growing over 120 cultivars which explains her passion for edible garden design. Laurelle works part time for Art’s Nursery. You can also interact with her through Art’s monthly newsletter, our blog and our gardening channel on YouTube.


Sponsored Advertisement

Recent Posts

Saturday, September 19, 2020
Art's Nursery Pumpkin Patch

We have a vast variety of pumpkins available at our Nursery in Surrey! From classic and traditional ...

Saturday, September 12, 2020
How To: Build A Scarecrow

Join our team and little Walter as we show and share how to build a scarecrow at home. This year, du...

Thursday, September 3, 2020
New Arrivals: Citrus & Unique Edible Plants

Join Laurelle at Art's Nursery in Surrey in our new greenhouse dedicated to tropical edible fruit plants! There's always something wacky and wonderful in here...(Laurelle being one of them!! - haha).

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Fabulous Fall Grasses

We have a stunning variety of fabulous Fall grasses for your garden this season. Many of the warm se...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
3 Snake Plant Varieties

Today, we are sharing about a customer favourite and a low maintenance, easy to care for Tropical Pl...

Friday, August 28, 2020
Silver Mix Begonias

NEW ARRIVAL: Silver Mix Begonias at Art's Nursery in Surrey These begonias are a hidden gem boasting...

Thursday, March 19, 2020
What are the first steps to growing a healthy lawn?

Lawn care, a tricky gardening skill that seems to be an ongoing learning journey for many. There are...

Monday, March 9, 2020
Are Hellebores right for my garden?

Some gardeners consider Hellebores to be one of the most reliable perennials that you can plant in y...


Tag Cloud

Orange Pumpkins Ornamental Pumpkins Green Apple Pumpkin Grizzly Bear Pumpkin Porcelain Princess Pumpkin Rascal Pumpkin Ornamental Squash Autumn Frost Winter Squash Autumn Crown Pumpkin Gourds White Pumpkins Blanco School House White Pumpkin Baby Boo Flat White Pumpkin Casperita Flat White PumpkinScarecrow Stroll in Surrey Scarecrow How To Build A Scarecrow Safe Activities During COVID-19 UpCycling Upcycling CraftImproved Meyer Lemons Miho Wase Satsuma Mandarin Oranges Variegated Pink Lemons The Flying Dragon Kumquat Citrus Tree Limequat Citrus Tree Ziziphus Jujubes Black Mulberry Trees Hippophae Ramnoides a.k.a. Sea Buckthorns Elaeagnus Multiflora a.k.a. Goumi BerryFall Grass Carex Cappuccino Carex Feather Falls Evergreen Grass Schizachyrium Twilight Zone Grass Panicum Heavy Metal Grasses Praire Fire and Miscanthus Sinensis grasses ornamental grasses Grasses in Surrey Fall Garden Snake Plant Moonshine Laurentiis Plant Zeylanica Snake Plants in Surrey Snake Plants in Vancouver SanseveiriaBegonias Art's Nursery Surrey Nursery Begonias in Vancouver Vancouver Nursery silver mix begoniasLawn Lime Lawn care Lime your Lawn spring lawn care preparing your lawn for spring lawn care tipsHellebores growing hellebores unique blooms shade perennials winter blooms care for hellebores choosing hellebores reliable perennialsScott's Grub BGonb Japanese beetle European chafer grubsinsecticide broad spectrum grubPlanting Perennial bulbs Bareroots Lilies Crocosmia Peony Hosta spring bulbs garden bulbs what are bareroots buying plant bulbsValentines day cut flowers bouquets tulips orchids succulent planters flowers of love classic valentines day flowers roses valentines gifts pink roses yellow roses orange roses red rosesMicrogreens Growing Microgreens Microgreen nutrients Health and Microgreens Shelf life of Microgreens Soiless Microgreens baby veggiesHummingbirds hummingbirds in the winter hummingbird food hummingbird feeding hummingbird careChinese New Year Lunar New Year Plants Plants for Chinese New Year Lucky Bamboo Lucky Bamboo meaning Calamondin Orange Bamboo Plant ZZ Plant Fortune Plant citrus citrus plantswinter hardiness winter protection plant hardiness mulch crop cover protecting tender plants hardiness zonesforcing paper white bulbs indoor bulbs growing daffodils indoors paperwhite narcissus winter bulbs bulbs flower bulbs indoor flower bulbsIndoor plants house plants tropicals easy care low maintenance tollerant low light snake plant pothos philodendron cactus plantsferns tropical ferns tree ferns brazilian tree fern tasmanian tree fern blechnul golden zebra fern heart fern birds nest fern staghorn fern licorice fern fronds indoor ferns tender ferns rare ferns unusual fernspollinators gardening september fall equinox autumn bees butterflies hummingbird pacific northwest bc british columbia lower mainland surrey langley vancouver mountains fall bulbs planting shop local colchicum fox tail lily crocus waterlily crocus

Blog Roll

Other interesting gardening blogs that we follow include:

Blog RSS Feed

Keep in touch by subscribing to our RSS/Atom News Feeds


Art's Nursery Ltd.

8940 192nd Street,
Surrey, BC, Canada,
V4N 3W8

Tel: (604) 882-1201
Fax: (604) 882-5969
Email: info@artsnursery.com
Hours:Hours of Operation
Map:Map & Directions
Contact:Contact Us

Art's Nursery is dog friendly

Subscribe to Our E-Newsletter

Copyright (c) 2020 Art's Nursery Ltd.  | 8940 192nd Street, Surrey, BC, Canada, V4N 3W8  | tel: 604.882.1201  | SiteMap  | Privacy Statement |