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Rhododendron foliage - it doesn't have to be green


By AndrewR


Although I have covered this subject before, I wanted to post photos of the new foliage on some of my rhododendrons which I chose for that very reason. The colours seem to be particularly good this year (or my memory of last year’s colours is fading).

Rhododendron bureavii

Rhododendron pachysanthum

Rhododendron campanulatum subsp aeruginosum

All three of these can be shy to flower, but rhododendron ‘Everred’ blooms reliably every year, and the leaves keep their dark colour all the time.

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Lovely, all of them......

17 Jun, 2015


Great...I don't remember ever seeing any of these before.I love the glaucus/bluey one.

18 Jun, 2015


That is what I am doing too Andrew. I am buying rhododendrons for their leaves for all year interest rather than just flowers. There are some very interesting new growth leaves on many of them. Even on hybrids. I just bought this year Rhododendron 'Cherries and Merlot' which have an incredible combination if dark green leaves with burgundy underside. I like the "Everred" too.

18 Jun, 2015


Love all of them, think the bureavil is my favourite.

18 Jun, 2015

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