Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Heather Family Ericaceae

Most of the garden rhododendrons originated in China and the Himalayas, and they have been extensively hybridised.

Trebah has a large collection of Rhododendrons including the highly scented Rhododendron x loderi, which start flowering before Christmas and continue until mid summer.

Of particular interest are the local hybrids 'Trebah Gem' and 'Glory of Penjerrick', the collection of 100 year old Rhododendron arboreum which grow to 60 feet tall and dominate Rhododendron Valley, and the huge fragrant flowers of Rhododendron x loderi 'King George'.