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Rhododendrons

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PHOTO
NAME
HARDINESS
COLOR
HEIGHT x
WIDTH
FLOWERING
LOCATION
COMMENT
Anna H. Hall Rhododendrun
Anna H. Hall
-25º F
Light pink - white
3 x 3'
M
N
A lovely Yak cross, hardier & larger sized than most.
April Snow Rhododendrun
*April Snow
-18º F
Double white
4 x 3'
EM
N,W,E,S
Boxwood like leaves & texture.
Arctic Pearl Rhododendron
Arctic Pearl
-25°
White
4' x 3'
EM
N,W,E
Baden-Baden Rhododendrun
Baden-Baden
-15º F
"Petunia red"
2 x 4'
M
N
Compact habit with dark green twisted leaves. Needs protection from winter sun, wind & cold. This is a beauty. Well worth the extra care.
Bessie Howells Rhododendrun
Besse Howells
-25º F
Frilled light red
3 x 4'
M
N,W,E
This is a cute, dependable red. Blooms reliably.
Biloxi Blues Rhododendrun
*Biloxi Blues
-15º F
Lavender
2 x 2'
M
N,W,E,S
Unusual coarse texture in a small plant.
Bixby Rhododendrun
*Bixby
-20º F
Red
2 x 3'
LM
N,W,E
The only evergreen azalea we grow. Very hardy.
Black Satin Rhododendrun
*Black Satin
-20º F
Lavender/pink
4 x 3'
E
N,W,E,S
Needs sharp drainage. Named for it's dark winter foliage.
Boule de Neige
-25º F
White
4 x 4''
M
N
Rounded habit prefers a shady location, blooms well even in deep shade.
Rhododendron
Cat. Album
-25º F
White
5 x 5'
LM
N,W,E
Ironclad with glossy convex leaves and white flowers with a yellow green flare.
Boursault Rhododendrun
Cat. Boursault
-25º F
Lavender
5 x 6''
ML
N,W,E
Ironclad. Developed in 1850 by A. Waterer. Proven to be a very hardy variety. Dense, spreading habit.
Calsap Rhododendron
Calsap
-25º F
White w/purple blotch
6 x 4'
LM
N,W,E
The best of both worlds! The hardiness of one parent with the showy flowers of the other. Blooms are white in a formal truss with a bold purple flare. Should be dead headed. A show stopper!
Capistrano Rhododendrun
Capistrano
-15º F
Lemon Yellow
4 x 4'
LM
N,W,E
Hardy yellow with excellent foliage.
Caroline
-15° F
Lavender-Pink
5' x 5'
LM
N
Chionoides Rhododendrun
Chionoides
-15º F
White w/yellow blotch
3 x 6'
L
N,W,E
Very nice white, excellent habit, densely branched with a low spreading shape.
County of York Rhododendrun
County of York
-15º F
White w/ olive green throat
8' x 6'
M
N,W,E
Large, tropical like leaves. Give this room.
Dorothy Amateis Rhododendrun
Dorothy Amaties
-15º F
Rose Purple w/dark Eye
5' x 5'
M
N
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Dora Amateis Rhododendrun
Dorothy Swift
-20º F
Pink
3' x 3'
LM
N
A Yak cross with heavy beige indumentum.
Edith Bosley Rhododendron
Edith Bosley
-25° F
Purple
4' x 4'
LM
N,W,E
English Roseum
-25º F
Rosy
6' x 6'
LM
N,W,E
Slightly pinker than Roseum Elegans. Fast growing and hardy.
Faisa Rhododendrun
*Faisa
-20º F
Lavender
4' x 3'
M
N,W,E
Pom-pom trusses on a small leafed plant.
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Gen Schmidt
-15º F
Pink
4' x 4'
M
N
A beautiful clear pink from Weldon Delp. Nice rounded habit.
Grape Jam Rhododendrun
*Grape Jam
-15º F
Lavender
2' x 3'
M
N,W,E
Similar to Ramapo with narrower leaves. The flowers are darker purple.
Haaga
-29º F
Pink
5' x 5'
M
N,W,E
Glossy dark green foliage, super hardy hybrid from Finland.
Helsinki University
-25º F
Bright pink
6' x 4'
LM
N
Another Finnish hybrid with exceptional glossy, green foliage.
Baden-Baden Rhododendrun
Holden
-15º F
Medium pink
4' x 5'
M
N,W,E
Well-branched, free flowering plant. Glossy foliage. One of the best.
Hot Dawn Rhododendron
Hot Dawn
-20° F
Pink
4' x 4'
LM
N,W,E
Janet Blair Rhododendron
Janet Blair
-15º F
Light pink
6 x 6'
LM
N
Another one of our favorites. Floriferous plant with a delicate blend of pink, white & yellow.
Kabarett Rhododendron
Kabarett
-15° F
Lavender-pink
4' x 4'
MM
N
Karin Seleger Rhododendron
*Karin Seleger
-25º F
Purple-violet
2 x 2'
Late April
W,E,S
A great little plant with a dense, pin-cushion habit. Blooms with PJM.
Landmark Rhododendron
*Landmark
-20º F
Light red
4 x 3'
EM
N,W,E
This is an almost red PJM with nice, full habit & red stems. Bronzy-black in winter.
Lavender Princess Rhododendrun
Lavender Princess
-20º F
Lavender/pink
6 x 6'
M
N,W,E
A compact, dense plant with beautiful dark green leaves.
Lee's Dark Purple Rhododendrun
Lee's Dark Purple
-15º F
Lavender
6 x 6'
LM
N,W,E
Foliage is dark & wavy, a handsome plant.
Marge Danik Rhododendrun
*Marge Danik
-25º F
Pale lavender/pink
4 x 4'
M
N,W,E,S
Looks similar to PJM, but grows slower. A rounded habit.
Delp's Sunsheen Rhododendrun
Marjie Kay Hinerman
-25º F
Bicolor: pale lavender w/white interior & yellow blotch.
4 x 5'
LM
N,W,E
Hybridized in Ann Arbor, Mi. by Dr. D.L. Hinerman. This is a beauty! We have the original plant in our trial garden. It is now 6' tall & 7' wide.
Maximum Roseum Rhododendrun
Maximum Roseum
-25º F
Pink w/white center
8 x 6'
L
N,W,E
Leaves are narrow and deep green. Stems are red. Good for naturalizing.
Mikkeli Rhododendrun
Mikkeli
-25º F
Soft pink
6 x 6'
L
N,W,E
A hardy Finnish hybrid with deeply veined leaves. Beautiful well branched habit make it an exceptional ornamental with year round appeal.
Rhododendron Minnetonka
Minnetonka
-25° F
Lavender Pink
2 x 3'
M
N,W,E
 
Nova Zembla Rhododendrun
Nova Zembla
-25º F
Red
5 x 6'
LM
N,W,E
A reliable proven performer. The most commonly grown red. Hardy.
*Olga Mezitt
-25º F
Pink
5 x 6'
EM
N,W,E,S
A pink PJM with a more spreading habit. Blooms 7 -10 days later. One of our favorites. It can take full sun or shade.
Pana Rhododendrun
Pana
-20º F
Red w/White center
4 x 3'
LM
N
Very unusual flower for a hardy plant.
Pearce's American Beauty  Rhododendrun
Pearce's American Beauty
-15º F
Neon rose red/yellow spots
6 x 5'
L
N
Beautiful foliage & flower. We are proud to be one of the few nurseries to offer this.
Percy Wiseman Rhododendron
Percy Wiseman
-15° F
Peach
3' x 4'
LM
N
Peppermint Twist  Rhododendrun
Peppermint Twist
-15º F
Pink w/White throat
5 x 5'
M
N
Heat & cold tolerant, this one comes from Tulsa where 100 is common.
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*Pink Pixie
-25º F
Pink
4 x 4'
M
N,W,E
Larger leaves & flowers than PJM. Upright & vigorous. A tetraploid from Weldon Delp.
PJM Rhododendrun
*PJM
-25º F
Lavender/pink
5 x 5'
E
N,W,E,S
This is cold hardy as well as heat tolerant. Needs good drainage. Blooms early with Forsythia.
Purple Passion Rhododendrun
Purple Passion
-25º F
Deep purple
5 x 4'
LM
N
Very vigorous hardy purple. Resistant to leaf spot. Dense vase-shaped habit. The best purple.
Pupureum Elegans Rhododendrun
Purpureum Elegans
-20º F
Purple
5 x 4'
LM
N,W,E
A fast growing purple.
Ramapo Rhododendrun
*Ramapo
-25º F
Lavender
2 x 3'
M
W,E,S
Doesn't like heavy shade. Needs sharp drainage. A lovely rock garden type plant.
Roseum Elegans Rhododendrun
Roseum Elegans
-25º F
Rosy lilac
6 x 6'
LM
N,W,E
A great plant for the novice gardener. We can grow these in the sun or shade with good results. Our 30 year old by the barn is 10' x 12'.
Scarlet Romance Rhododendrun
Scarlet Romance
-25º F
Red
3 x 4'
LM
N
Nice red with good foliage. Buds well at a young age.
scintillation rhododendron
Scintillation
-15º F
Pink
5 x 5'
M
N
An exceptional hybrid for the Midwest. Stunning pink flowers with green & bronze markings. Leaves are large, dark green & glossy.
Skookum Rhododendrun
Skookum
-25º F
Bright red
4 x 4'
LM
N
Skookum is a Native American word meaning "little & strong". Very appropriate for this hardy red.
Spring Dawn Rhododendrun
Spring Dawn
-20º F
Vivid Pink
6 x 4'
LM
N,W,E
A fast growing pink.
Spring Parade Rhododendrun
Spring Parade
-20º F
Red
4 x 4''
M
N,W,E
Compact, upright plant with twisted leaves, unusual.
Sugar Puff Rhododendron
Sugar Puff
-25° F
White
3' x 3'
EM
N,W,E
Tapestry Rhododendrun
Tapestry
-25º F
Lavender w/dark eye
4 x 4'
M
N,W,E
Low growing & spreading. Floriferous, with a beautiful purple flower.
Teddy Bear Rhododendron
Teddy Bear
-15° F
Light Pink
3' x 3'
M
N
Thunder Rhododendrun
*Thunder
-20º F
Lavender
4 x 3'
EM
N,W,E,S
Similar to Black Satin with very dark winter foliage.
Tina Heinje Rhododendron
Tina Heinje
-15° F
Dark Pink
3' x 3'
LM
N
Today & Tomorrow Rhododendrun
Today & Tomorrow
-20º F
Pink Buds fade to white
3 x 4''
M
N
Compact, heavily indumented. Very compact. A lovely Yak hybrid.
Vernus Rhododendrun
Vernus
-25º F
Pink
5 x 4'
EM
N,W,E
Earliest large leaf to flower - soon after PJM.
Weston's Pink Diamond Rhododendrun
* Weston's Pink Diamond
-15º F
Double Pink
5 x 4'
E
N,W,E,S
Earliest to bloom. Semi-evergreen. Upright habit. Has nice red fall foliage.
Wojnar's Purple Rhododendrun
Wojnar's Purple
-20º F
Purple w/dark blotch
3 x 3'
L
N
Similar to Tapestry, but blooms later.
Wyandanch Pink Rhododendrun
Wyandanch Pink
-25º F
Pink
4 x 4''
M
N
Foliage Similar to Scintillation. We previously misnamed this "Sandra".
Yaku King Rhododendrun
Yaku King
-15º F
Deep Pink
3 x 4'
LM
N
These 3 Yakus are from hybridizer Tony Shammarello and represent some of the best compact rhodies. They are perfect for a small space in a protected spot. Flowers fade in color from dark to a lighter tone. New growth is covered with a silvery fuzz. Very showy year round.
Yaku Prince Rhododendrun
Yaku Prince
-20º F
Red buds open to pink
3 x 4'
LM
N
Yaku Princess Rhododendrun
Yaku Princess
-15º F
Pink buds open to white
3 x 4'
LM
N

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Azaleas

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PHOTO
NAME
COLORING
HEIGHT
FLOWERING
COMMENT
All are fragrant, at least hardy to -25º F with a few exceptions (see comments) Locations W,E,S
Fawley Azalea
Fawley
White tinged with pink
4'
L
 A lovely large pastel flower with yellow throat.
Framingham Azalea
Framingham
Peach
5'
L
Gibralter Azalea
Gibralter
Fiery orange
5-6'
LM
Vigorous plant, one of the best.
Golden Showers Azalea
Golden Showers
Yellow-Peach
4'-3'
Mid July
Jane Abbott Azalea
Jane Abbott
Vivid pink
4'
LM
Very fragrant, a spreading habit.
Klondyke Azalea
Klondyke
Deep yellow gold
5'
LM
Bronze foliage is striking with the yellow/orange flowers.
Lemon Drop Azalea
Lemon Drop
Pale yellow
6'
July
A wonderful summer bloomer. Leaves are small, densely covering this upright plant. Good fall color. Mildew resistant.
Lollipop Azalea
Lollipop
Pink w/yellow flare
4-5'
Late June
Mildew resistant. Slow growing & wide spreading. -20º F.
Magic Azalea
Magic
Yellow turning to orange
6-7'
Early June
Gets it's name from unusual change of color when blooming.
Moonlight Rose Azalea
Moonlight Rose
Pink w/orange tones
6'
LM
Vigorous bi-color.
Narcissiflora Azalea
Narcissiflora
Double Yellow
5'
LM
Parade Azalea
Parade
Dark pink
4-5'
Mid July
A slower grower. Good fall color. Mildew resistant.
Pennsylvania Azalea
Pennsylvania
Light pink
5'
Late July / August
Very nice plant for summer blooming, fragrant, nice habit & fall color. Mildew resistant.
Pink & Sweet Azalea
Pink & Sweet
Pink
3'
Mid June
A slow growing hybrid. Mildew resistant.
..Azalea Red Velvet
Red Velvet
Red
5'
LM
Medium red, well branched plant
Satan Azalea
Satan
Vivid Red
5'
M
Vigorous grower.
Siskin Azalea
Siskin
Yellow
4'-3'
LM
Weston's Innocence Azalea
Weston's Innocence
White
6'
Mid June
Very fragrant. Mildew resistant.

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Pieris

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PHOTO
NAME
HARDINESS
COLOR
HEIGHT x
WIDTH
FLOWERING
LOCATION
COMMENT
Brouwer's Beauty Pieris
Brouwer's Beauty
-25º F
Purplish red buds open to white
5 x 5"
E
N
Full vigorous plant
Red Mill Pieris
Red Mill
-15º F
White
6 x 4'
E
N
Beautiful red new growth

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Code Key

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HARDINESS:
Use this more as a guideline than a firm rule. There are many factors that contribute to winter damage. Protection from winter sun & wind can be a big help when selecting less hardy varieties.

FLOWERING:
  HEIGHT x WIDTH:
E= April 1 - April 15
  Approximate height in 10 yrs. w/optimum conditions
EM = April 15 - May 1
 
M = May 1- May 15
   
LM = May 15 -June 1    
L = June 1 - June 15    

LOCATION:
N=North side of a building or windbreak. Allows for greatest protection
Use for least hardy varieties. When in doubt plant here.
E,W = East & West side of building, etc. Use this site for hardier varieties.
The large leaf H-1's & most small leaf.
S = South, a sunny exposure. Use deciduous azaleas or most small leaf rhododendrons.

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***updated 3/09/07 ****