Rhododendron ‘Albert Schweitzer’ is a robust Rhododendron hybrid that was bred by the Dutch breeder, A. P. van Nes, prior to 1960.  This is a naturally upright plant, an evergreen shrub, with large, dark green leaves.  Rhododendron ‘Albert Schweitzer’ is a great choice of plant to use to create hedging or screening, it’s also an ideal plant to provide something of a shelter belt. 

Rhododendron ‘Jessica de Rothschild’ was first launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019, by Millais Nurseries.  However, this plant was actually bred at Exbury Gardens, back in 1966.

David Millais, from Millais Nurseries, in Farnham, identified Rhododendron ‘Jessica de Rothschild’ as being a good garden plant that has stood the test of time.  Accordingly, Millais Nurseries worked to propagate sufficient plants of Rhododendron ‘Jessica de Rothschild’, to enable the plant to be launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. 

Rhododendron ‘Sun Star’ is a deciduous azalea, bred in Holland, by Tijs Huisman using seeds from Fred Minch from the USA, the resulting plants of which, were then crossed to create this new Rhododendron luteum cross.  This new azalea produces fragrant, double flowers in May.  The flowers start life as dark, salmon pink buds, which then open to yellow flowers, which then fade to a soft orange colour as they age.  

Rhododendron ‘Prinses Máxima’ was bred by Tijs Huisman, and named after Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti, the Dutch princess, who married the Crown Prince of the Netherlands, Willem-Alexander, who is now the King of the Netherlands.  This new Rhododendron has a very complicated parentage – a number of different Rhododendron varieties were crossed to create this special plant.  Rhododendron ‘Prinses Máxima’ was introduced at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.