ATTENTION: Cross Hills Plant Centre and Nursery is OPEN from June to November and CLOSED from December to May. As varieties are sold out for the year they are temporarily removed from view, please Contact Us if you are looking for a variety that is no longer showing on the site.
ORDER NOW for the 2019 season. Plants are usually freighted from July to November. Please contact us if you require plants outside this time.
PRODUCTS will be posted as ordered.
Please note all advanced grade plants are pending review and will be re-listed after stock taking at the end of April 2019.
Photo showing Standard R.yakushimanum after 15yrs of growth.
Standards can either be planted as a focal point in tubs, on a patio, near a front door, or just as effectively as a feature planting in your garden. Either way they are a landscaper’s delight and something rather unique for your garden. Striking as young plants, these designer trees are even more impressive as they mature. They are a fantastic investment.
Photo showing Standard R.yakushimanum after 5yrs of growth.
We have a great selection of our exclusive Standard Rhododendrons priced from $140.00. These special plants are very labour intensive and involve many hours of work to create. It takes a minimum of five years from the time the grafting stock is propagated until the smallest grade of standards are ready for sale, approximately 120cm height. Once these are planted they really will become a special feature in your garden.
Mid season. 1.5m (griffithianum x unknown) This variety tolerates both colder and warmer climates. A reliable, sun tolerant, strong growing pink. The large conical-shaped trusses are a deeper pink on the edge of the flowers, shading through to a lighter centre. Good foliage.
Early mid season. 1.2m (‘Dido’ x ‘Fawn’) Previously known as ‘Sunbeam’, this New Zealand raised hybrid is an unusual pinky-lemon, apricot colour, a colour not often seen in rhododendrons. The soft orange perimeter merges into a soft yellow centre. Requires good drainage and dappled shade.
Late mid season. 1.8m (griersonianum x ‘Countess of Derby’) This variety tolerates both colder and warmer climates. Large deep rose pink trusses. Grows quickly to a large well shaped bush.
Mid season. 1.2m (‘Comstock’ x ‘Dido’) A highly rated American cross that is a very unusual buff-apricot colour not seen in other rhododendrons. Good truss and bush formation.
Early. .75m (augustinii x fastigiatum) A compact small leaved plant which has violet blue flowers.
Late mid season. 1.5m (fortunei ssp. discolor x ‘Fabia’) This variety tolerates both colder and warmer climates. This heat tolerant rhododendron has interesting, slightly twisted, medium green foliage and beautiful salmon orange trusses. A deep orange eye glows at the centre of the flower.