Glendoick Specimen Large Rhododendrons and Azaleas
Click here to order a Glendoick Specimin Plant list to be e mailed to you.These are mainly larger-growing species, larger hybrids and unnamed hybrid seedlings and cost from £40 to £90 each ex VAT. These plants are 6-10 years old and are 1-2m x 1-2 opr more in size.
Large/specimen plants cannot be posted. They can be delivered locally or are for collection only;
Non-local customers normally need organise their own transport for specimen plants.
We can sometimes organise large order transport for orders of £700-1000 or more.
Demand for specimen plants tends to exceeds supply.
Large plants do not attract quantity discounts. A bed of specimen rhododendrons
Advice for planting specimen rhododendrons Click here for the online list of specimen plants.
Many of our specimen plants are unnamed seedlings from our breeding program sold to colour. These are great for providing a mass of bloom. We have seen them flower.
Specimen rhododendrons and azaleas are supplied barerooted from the open ground. They can be moved without affecting the plants significantly as long as you are aware of certain issues.
1. Large plants need more looking after in order to establish well and quickly. Wind is the greatest enemy and there is little point trying to establish specimen plants on a windswept site. The plants are trying to put out delicate new roots into the surrounding soil. If the plants are windrocked, then the roots will be torn repeatedly and the plants will never establish. So either provide temporary shelter with rokolene or similar windbeak material or consider planting a clump of 3 smaller plants which will catch up with 1 single specimen in 3-5 years.
2. Large plants need to be watered in dry spells in the first 1-3 years. Dont try to establish specimen plants under greedy trees like sycamore or beech. You are wasting your time.
3. Good soil preparation is essential for good establishment. Prepare holes which are wider and deeper than the rootball and backfill with plenty of organic matter: compost, leafmould, conifer needles, peat, bark or a mixture of some of these is ideal.
4. Dont plant too deep. The rootball should be at or just below the soil surface. You may need to stake plants to help them establish.
5. It is quite common for specimen plants to sulk a bit in the first growing season and to produce short growths.
Many people have created very succesful gardens all over the UK with Glendoick specimen plants. There is no reason you cant do the same as long as you follow our directions.
Some of the items listed here are single plants so please give substitutes. Some are available in quantity. Seedling hybrids are all slightly different, though usually within a colour shade. Large plants cannot be posted. We can deliver locally and large orders of around 20 plants or more can be sent with specialist horticultural hauliers. Non local customers and foreign customers will need to organise their own transport. Large plants need good soil preparation and extra shelter to establish well. Regular watering and fertiliser is also beneficial.