I'm looking to plant some rhododendrons in a bed about 4m x 1m. The
spot is very sunny and has previously grown a few daffodils, bluebells
and tulips. I want them to fill the space eventually, grow no higher
than 1m and be of the evergreen variety. I'm yet to test the acidity
of the soil.
Just looking for advice on which species I should go for, how many I
should plant and what the best time of year is to buy/plant
them....plus anything else which may be of use to me!
Thanks in advance!
i don't know any that stay shorter than a meter, either.
i think what the OP might want is azaleas? they love sun & some stay
really small (i have one that's over 10 years old & about a foot
high. it gets wider, but not taller)
There are lots of rhododendrons that will do what you want in most
temperate climates. You didn't mention where you live, the hardiness
zone and climate.
In most temperate zones, the Yaks (hybrids of Rhododendron yakushimanum)
and many of the small leaved varieties will do what you want. The
American Rhododendron Society has a website to help you pick plants. It
is at :
On this page select the height, and hardiness for your area and it will
list those that fit. Then look to see if they are recommended for full
sun or are to be avoided for full sun.
Another page recommends plants for each part of the US:
Then you can look up these plants to see if they do well in full sun.
A couple of the hardiest small plants are:
Anna H. Hall: very heat and sun tolerant
Weston's Aglo: sun tolerant
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