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Pink-Flowered Rhododendrons III

Rhododendron ‘Fantastica’ (‘Mars’ x ‘Koichiro Wada’) – A bicolor rhododendron with prolific trusses of deep rose pink flowers with a white throat and faint green spotting. The dark green tapered leaves have a reverse of white indumentum. ‘Fantastica’ is also an … Continue reading

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A Rhododendron Sampler

Rhododendron ‘Goldkrone’ (syn. ‘Gold Crown’) ([R. wardii x ‘Alice Street’] x ‘Hachmann’s Marina’) – A Hachmann’s hybrid with tight trusses of 16-18 blooms. The individual flowers are a pale yellow (some say yellowish-green) with light red spotting. This RHS Award of … Continue reading

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A Camellia Sampler

Camellia x ‘Nicky Crisp’ – A hybrid Camellia with smaller semi-double pale pink (violet-pink when opening) blooms with yellow stamens showing when mature. It has a compact growth habit, making it useful for smaller urban gardens and for growing in containers. … Continue reading

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Mountain Laurel III / Kalmia latifolia

Kalmia latifolia ‘Richard Jaynes’ – A compact growing Mountain Laurel with pleated deep raspberry buds that open to clear pink blooms with a lighter center and a red eye zone. It features glossy green foliage that is quite thick and … Continue reading

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Mountain Laurel II / Kalmia latifolia

Kalmia latifolia ‘Galaxy’ – This unique hybrid (bred by Dick Jaynes) has star-shaped five-petaled flowers that are white to pale pink with contrasting burgundy markings. ‘Galaxy’ blooms from May to June and is reliably evergreen. Like all Mountain Laurels it … Continue reading

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Native Plants of British Columbia

Kalmia microphylla – The Western Bog Laurel is a sparsely branched evergreen shrub usually found in acidic bogs or moist alpine meadows. The tiny pink flowers are held terminally and emerge from pleated buds – these are produced from May … Continue reading

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Evergreen Shrubs

Ceanothus x veitchianus – This California Lilac is a cross between Ceanothus griseus and C. rigidus. It bears small clusters of fragrant blue flowers from mid to late spring, with sporadic blooms in summer. It is an evergreen shrub with … Continue reading

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