Rhododendrons & Azaleas

After the peaceful, muted colours of winter, the Arboretum is transformed in spring.

A riot of reds, pinks and blues make up our spectacular display of Rhododendrons and Azaleas. What a pleasure it is to walk among the Rhododendrons when, having waited patiently in bud all winter, they explode into joyful colour.

The Facts

Rhododendron is characterised by shrubs and small to large trees, the smallest one growing 10-100 cms tall and the largest to 98ft tall.

The leaves are spirally and size can range from 1-2 cms to over 50 cms.

They may be evergreen or deciduous and in some species the underside of the leaves can be covered with scales or hairs and there are also alpine varieties.

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