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Deciduous Azaleas IV

Rhododendron x ‘Old Gold’ (Exbury Hybrid) – This deciduous azalea produces iridescent golden-yellow blooms (with a slightly darker orange throat) that emerge from red buds in May and June to form a rounded truss. The mid green leaves flush with … Continue reading

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Purple-Flowered Rhododendrons III

Rhododendron ‘English Roseum’ (sport of ‘Roseum Elegance’) – A large-growing Rhododendron cultivar which makes an excellent informal hedge, much in part to its dense growth habit. It features trusses of lavender-pink flowers emerging from purplish-buds, with some light yellow spotting … Continue reading

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Deciduous Azaleas III

Rhododendron x ‘Mount Saint Helens’ (Girard Hybrid) – Large balled trusses of fragrant bright pink flowers (about 2.5″ across) with an orange flare emerge from red buds. This cross of R. ‘Cecile’ and an unnamed Knaphill azalea is easy to … Continue reading

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Cream-Flowered Rhododendrons

Rhododendron ‘Rosamundi’ (syn. ‘Rosa Mundi’) (Rhododendron caucasicum hybrid) – A very early blooming hybrid (often starting late January to early February in mild weather) with small trusses of pale blush pink with cream throats, usually flowering a week after ‘Christmas … Continue reading

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Pink-Flowered Rhododendrons II

Rhododendron ‘Helen Child’ – This hard to find Rhododendron was bred by H.L. Larson of Tacoma Washington and features funnel-shaped bright pink flowers borne in April that are lighter or near white in the center. The dark green leaves are … Continue reading

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Dwarf Species Rhododendrons

Rhododendron intracatum – The unusual lavender-blue flowers are borne in small trusses and really catch the eye at a distance. These emerge from April to May in coastal BC and contrast nicely against the small green leaves, which shift to … Continue reading

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Species Rhododendrons III

Rhododendron dendrocharis – A dwarf Chinese species found in Sichuan province, it was introduced into general cultivation around 1981. It bears pale pink blooms (occasionally white) with rose spotting from April to May and has been described by some as … Continue reading

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