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This price list covers all plants EXCEPT those marked
otherwise in the catalog text. Prices subject to change without notice.
6-10" (15-25 cm) $21.95
10-15" (25-38 cm) $34.95
15-21" (38-53 cm) $47.95
21-30" (53-76 cm) $59.95
30-36" (76-91 cm) $89.95
36-48" (91-121 cm) $119.95
48-60" (121-152 cm) $185.95
Based on flowering time in Oregon
VE January through to March 15th.
E March 15th to April 15th.
EM April 15th to May 1st.
M May 1st to May 15th.
ML May 15th to June 1st.
L June 1st to June 15th.
VL June 15th thru August.
The sets of numbers after each description indicate the
sizes available for sale. For example: 3-6" would read 3" to 6" size. If it
states 3-6", 10-15", thru 15-21" it means that the 3-6" size, plus the
10-15" size thru the 15-21" size are available at the time the catalog is
prepared. We do not list varieties or sizes that we do not have available at
the time of inventory; however due to weather and sales, availability can
change rapidly. Size is generally measured across the width of the plant. on
some upright growing varieties height is also taken into consideration.
(The last two numbers after the code for flowering
1st number = flower
2nd number = plant & foliage
Scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being best.
20172 Rhododendron aberconwayi (Subgenus Hymenthes, Subsect. Irrorata)
3, -5oF, EM, 4/3. Habit is open, upright, and rather loose, with
deep green long, lance shaped leaves that are hard, thick and heavily
textured. White, saucer shaped flowers that are a full 3" across, have many
crimson spots, and are held in trusses of 6 to 12. 10-15"
20558 Rhododendron aberconwayi
Pink Form A great truly pink form. 10-15", 15-21",
20256 Rhododendron adenogynum (Subgenus Hymenthes, Subsect. Taliensia)
3, -15oF, EM-M, 3/4. What a magnificent plant for its foliage!
Large leathery leaves with heavy tan indumentum densely cover this
attractive plant. The funnel shaped flowers are white with a kiss of rose
pink on the edges, complemented by light crimson spotting. 10-15", 15-21"
20033 Rhododendron adenopodum (Subgenus Hymenthes, Subsect.
Argyrophylla) 5, -10oF, EM-M, 3-4/4. Leaves are large, long and
narrow, smoothly dark green above, with grayish fawn colored felt
underneath. Flowers are funnel-campanulate, to 2½" long, pale rose in color,
occasionally with purple spotting, carried in trusses of 6-10 flowers.
(Subgenus Hymenthes, Subsect. Taliensia)
20022 Rhododendron aganniphum var. flavorufum 6, 0°F, E-M, 3/4 .
Foliage is medium large, oblong-oval, elliptic, or oval, and is somewhat
shiny and nearly smooth on top. The underside begins with a continuous
light yellow indumentum which later becomes patchy and reddish. Flowers,
to 1 ½", are bell shaped, carried in trusses of 8 to 10, white or rose
with sparse crimson spotting. 10-15", 15-21"
Rhododendron alabamense (PE, pe, Pentathera) 4, -5oF, M,
3/2-3. The small leaves are obovate or oblong and elliptic, the tops are
slightly hairy to waxy and hairy underneath. Flowers, opening with the
leaves are white with yellow blotches and held in trusses of 6-10. The 1½",
tubular, funnel shaped blooms exude a lemony fragrance. 15-21" , 21-30"
(Subgenus Hymenthes, Subsect. Taliensia) 5, -5oF, EM,
3/4. A plant of compact habit, slow growing, with medium large, oblong
leaves of leathery texture. The funnel, bell-shaped flowers, 1-1½", set in
trusses of up to 12, are rose colored, blotched and spotted crimson. A truly
colorful addition to your yard or garden.
Rhododendron alutaceum var. alutaceum 2, -5oF,
E-M, 3/5. Small, bushy, and attractive, but it seems to be slow to bloom.
It has dark green round tipped leaves with dark brown indumentum. Bell
shaped flowers are white, tinged pink with scarlet spots. If we had a
symbol "Great Plant", this would get it! 6-10", 10-15"
Rhododendron alutaceum var. iodes 3, -10oF, E-M,
3/4-5. The name means rust-colored and that exactly describes the
undersides of these lance-shaped leaves which are thickly coated with
soft, downy indumentum. Like most of the Subsection Taliensia plants, the
flowers are white with a tinge of pink and darker spotting and are carried
in trusses of 8-12. Youll not see this beauty offered very often. 15-21"
Rhododendron arborescens (PE, pe, Pentathera) 5, -10oF, VL,
3/2-3. This is a deciduous plant with medium, obovate, elliptic, or oblong
lanceolate leaves. The shiny foliage is smooth and green on top, waxy smooth
underneath. The white or blush pink flowers, sometimes reddish with a yellow
blotch, are tubular, funnel-shaped, up to 2½" wide, and are held in trusses
of 3-6. Nicely fragrant. 15-21"
Rhododendron arboreum ssp. arboreum (Subgenus Hymenthes,
Subsect. Arborea) 6, 5oF, E, 3/4. The name means
"treelike", and the growth habit is truly treelike. Lance shaped foliage is
hard and tough, dark and smooth, shiny green. The underside has whitish
indumentum of the plastered type. The flower, to 2", is cup shaped,
typically blood red with dark nectar pouches, held in tight trusses of
15-20. 10-15", 15-21"
Rhododendron arboreum ssp. cinnamomeum
Typically leaves are a little smaller than ssp. arboreum and the
indumentum, typically brown to dark rusty brown, is looser.
arboreum var. cinnamomeum Campbelliae Group This variety
has the most interesting foliage of the group, long and narrow, very
similar in appearance to R. makinoi. This form slso seems to be
hardier than many of the other forms. An attractive plant worthy of the
effort to grow it. Rose pink flowers. 48-60"
arboreum var. cinnamomeum The plant we are selling is the
plant with very narrow leaves once known as R. campbelliae or
R. arboreum ssp. campbelliae. It has pink flowers on a very
upright growing plant. 6-10", 10-15", 30-36"
argyrophyllum ssp. nankingense Chinese Silver (HY, hy,
Argyrophyllum) 5, 0oF, E-EM, 3/5. Perhaps one of the best
foliage plants in the genus Rhododendron. The leaves are very shiny above,
looking almost to be made of wax. Rose pink flowers give a beautiful
contrast to the glossy foliage. 10-15", 15-21", 21-30"
20511 Rhododendron arizelum
(HY, hy, Falconera) 5, 5oF, EM, 4/4. Tis species will actually
grow to a small tree of 20 with leaves up to 10 long with thick
indumentum below and flowers of a creamy yellow. We are happy to be able to
offer this plant again as we havent had it available for a long time.
20015 Rhododendron atlanticum
(PE, pe, Pentathera) 3-4, -15oF, M, 3/3. Native to the eastern
United States with white flowers, often flushed a lovely soft pink and very
fragrant! This stoloniferous shrub sometimes sends shoots underground to
form a new plant. Growing in a mounding form with flowers that sparkle pink
and white, this is certainly one of the more charming native azaleas. A
delicate, airy beauty. 10-15", 15-21"
atlanticum Choptank River form 3, -20oF, M, 3/3. This
form has the same terrific blue-toned foliage as the species. Fall color
is a mix of yellows and reds in full sun. What sets this one apart from
the species is the flower color. Deeper pinks in bud and when flowers
open. A lovely plant, believed to be a natural hybrid between R.
atlanticum and R. periclymenoides. 30-36"
20309 Rhododendron augustinii
ssp. augustinii (RN, rn, Triflora) 6, 5oF, E-M,
4/3. Here is a worthy variety that will stand the sun. The smooth leaves,
small, long, and dark green, have densely scaled undersides. Its a strong
grower and flowers in abundance, a radiant blue color not to be forgotten.
ssp. chasmanthum Flowers are widely funnel shaped giving then
tighter trusses and are typically later than R. augustinii. Leaves
are often wider and can be partly deciduous. A good, strong grower with
excellent sun tolerance.
augustinii ssp. chasmanthum Blue Cloud Same small leaves
as the species, but with powder blue flowers that are borne in
profusion. 10-15", 15-21", 21-30"
augustinii ssp. chasmanthum Lackamas Blue This form has
an abundance of nice blue flowers. 21-30"
augustinii ssp. chasmanthum OSU An excellent form from
Oregon State University that is exceptionally full and tidy with lovely
lavender blue flowers. 15-21"
augustinii ssp. chasmanthum Tower Court One of the best
selections, with clear lavender blue flowers. 10-15"
20031 Rhododendron auriculatum
(Subgenus Hymenthes, Subsect. Auricalata) 6, -5oF, VL,
4/4. This is an exceptional plant for its very snowy white flowers that
appear as late as August. It grows rather rapidly to make a large shrub with
long good sized leaves, and often has a remarkably pleasant fragrance.
20148 Rhododendron austrinum
(PE, pe, Pentanthera) 5, -15oF, M, 3/3. This deciduous shrub
with open growth habit has medium sized, long, narrow foliage, covered on
both sides with short soft hairs. The creamy, golden yellow, tubular and
funnel shaped flowers deepen to shades of orange and red. They open either
with or before the leaves and are held in trusses of 8-15 blooms. 15-21",
20014 Rhododendron baileyi
(RN, rn, Baileya) 3, 0oF, ML, 3/3 Named after Lt. Col. F. M.
Gailey, 1882 - 1967, a traveller in Tibet. It has rather small, dark green,
shinny leaves and shallow saucer shaped red-purple to deep purple flowers.
Upright and open growth habit. Is is found in S.E. Tibet, Bhutan, 8,000 to
20130 Rhododendron barbatum
(Subgenus Hymenthes, Subsect. Barbata) 4-5, 5oF, VE-E,
4-5/3. This beauty blooms bright scarlet. Its flowers sit atop medium sized
elliptic lanceolate leaves that have interesting bullate texture. The added
bonus of smooth, reddish plum colored bark, which develops as the plant
ages, is one more reason to appreciate this lovely plant. 15-21"
bathyphyllum (HY, hy, Taliensia) 2, -5oF, E-EM, 3/5. Its
smooth, dark green foliage is covered with rusty brown indumentum. The
flowers are white with a hint of pink and a liberal sprinkling of attractive
crimson spots. Quite rare and very hard to find. A must for the collector.
20131 Rhododendron beesianum
(Subgenus Hymenthes, Subsect. Taliensia) 4, -5oF,
E-EM, 2-3/3-4/2-3. This lovely plant boasts a flower 2½" long in trusses of
10-12 which are rose colored or white, sometimes having a crimson blotch and
spotting. These striking flowers are accented by leaves that can reach 12"
long and are oblong lanceolate or oblanceolate with smooth dark green tops
and thinly coated, whitish fawn or brown indumentum under sides. 15-21"
brachycarpum var. brachycarpum (Subgenus Hymenthes, Subsect.
Pontica) 3, -25oF, VL, 3/3-4. Creamy white flowers are
spotted with green and flushed with light pink. Oblong to oblong ovate
leaves often do not develop tan indumentum until they are 5 years of age.
20073 Rhododendron bureavii
(HY, hy, Taliensia) 4, -10oF, M, 3/5. Few plants have better
indumentum than this fabulous species. As the new growth appears, it is
completely covered on both surfaces with white wool that gradually washes
off the top surface to expose a glossy leaf. The new white indumentum on the
underside of the leaf changes to deep cinnamon brown as it ages. Charming
white flowers are often dotted with maroon red. 10-15", 30-36"
20348 Rhododendron bureavii
Lems form Creamy white flowers with crimson markings rest above a sea
of dark green foliage. As is typical of R. bureavii, the foliage is
the most striking aspect; this plant has deep brown indumentum on long,
narrow, glossy leaves. 10-15"
bureavii Ruth Hansen form
20041 Rhododendron burmanicum
(RN, rn, Maddenia) 4, 15oF, E-EM, 4/3. Beautiful, sweetly
scented yellow flowers bloom in the midst of golden brown leaves. The leaves
are golden brown due to the scale on both sides. 21-30"
20373 Rhododendron calophytum
(HY, hy, Fortunea) 5, -15oF, E, 4/4. Hardiest of the large
leaved species, this plant eventually becomes a tree. Leaves are oblong
lanceolate or lanceolate. Beautiful pink to white flowers bloom early in the
spring. 15-21", 84-96"
calophytum var. openshawianum This variety has smaller leaves
than the species and a smaller number of flowers in the truss. Flowers are
white with a fuchsia blotch in the center. 15-21"
ssp. calostrotum (RN, rn, Saluenensia)
2, -5oF, M, 4/4. Saucer shaped flowers of rich purple crimson
with crimson spots. The leaves are bluish green on the upper surface. The
lower surface is densely covered with scales that are a cinnamon color.
Aromatic foliage. Sunningdale form.
calostrotum ssp. calostrotum Gigha 2, -10oF, M,
4/4. Named after an island west of Scotland with rosy red flowers. It is
an outstanding selection and has won an F.C.C. 6-10"
calostrotum ssp. keleticum 1, -15oF, M, 4/4. One
of the best in its series. The flowers are like rose purple pansies,
standing upright on little stems to welcome the sunlight. The name
keleticum means "charming" which is very true of this plant. Good for
bonsai or your rock garden, it grows compactly and semi-prostrate. Small
leaves are bright shiny green with slightly scaly tops and dense brown
scales underneath. 6-10"
calostrotum ssp keleticum Radicans 3-6", -10oF,
EM, 3/4. Plants in this group are the most dwarf of the subspecies. They
are well branched, with creeping stems that weave a dense low mat of
green against the earth. Its quite a surprise when many bright purple,
open faced flowers come dancing atop this dwarf. Formerly known as R.
campanulatum (HY, hy, Campanulata) 4, -5oF, EM, 3/5.
Another of the fine Rhododendrons so known for its superior foliage.
The leaves are dark green above, coated below with the most beautiful
cinnamon indumentum. The flowers are very light lilac to white with slight
campanulatum var. aeruginosum Known for its superior fine
dark green foliage, with great indumentum a little more fawn colored than
others. Leaves open as silver green deepening during the summer to a soft
blue. Flowers are a very pale lilac to white, with slight spotting. 6-10",
campylocarpum ssp. caloxanthum (Hy, hy, Campylocarpa) 3, -5oF,
EM, 3-4/4. The rounded, dark green leaves are quite glaucous on the
undersides. Bell shaped flowers that are pale yellow, sometimes tinged pink,
open from orange-scarlet buds and are held in loose trusses of 4-6. 6-10"
(RN, rn, Campylogyna) 1, -10oF, EM, 3-4/3-4. Leaves are small,
smooth, bright dark green, obovate to oblanceolate. Small, widely
bell-shaped flowers, in trusses up to 3, nod on long stalks. It has a
compact, upright growth which displays the blossoms well. Flower color
ranges from creamy white to red and sometimes displays shades of
rosy-purple, salmon pink, or almost black-purple.
campylogynum Cremastum Group This plant has green on the underside
of the leaves. 6-10", 10-15"
campylogynum Jade Small, tubular, purple-pink flowers. 6-10"
campylogynum Myrtilloides Group An extremely neat form with tiny
mouse ear new foliage and delightful plum pink to purple nodding, bell
20413 Rhododendron canescens
(PE, pe, Pentathera) 6, -5oF, E-M, 3/3. Deciduous shrub with
medium-sized foliage that is oblong in shape, either completely smooth or
very slightly pubescent on top, and normally densely pubescent underneath.
Flowers are fragrant, tubular funnel shaped, to 2" wide, opening either
before of with the leaves, into trusses of 6-15. Color ranges from pure
white to white blushed pink to pink or purplish, with pink or reddish
corolla tube. Compact to upright growth. 30-36"
20416 Rhododendron canescens
Varnadoes Phlox Pink Very nice pink form of this Eastern Azalea. 15-21"
20417 Rhododendron caucasicum
(Hy, hy, Pontica) 3, -5oF, E-M, 2/2-3/3. Plant habit is
compact and upright. Oblong foliage to 4" long, is smooth dull green above,
with a light layer of fawn colored felt below. Flowers, to 1" long, either
widely funnel or campanulate shaped, are held in full trusses of many blooms
and are creamy white, yellowish tinted rose, or white tinged pink, spotted.
(RN, rn, Cinnabarina) 5, 5oF, EM-VL, 4/4. Foliage and flowers
are both aromatic. Leaves to about 3½ x 1Ύ" are elliptic or oblanceolate,
smooth on top and have a rather metallic gray green cast. The underside is
scaly bluish green to reddish brown. Tubular shaped flowers, up to 2" long
are typically dark cinnabar red.
ssp. cinnabarinum Flowers are orange with yellow tips.
cinnabarinum Roylei Group One of the finest varieties of cinnabarinum with flowers that are blood red on the inside and currant
red on the outside and slightly wavy. Very beautiful! 6-10"
cinnabarinum ssp. xanthocodon 3, 5oF, EM, 3/5.
The flowers on this lovely plant are apricot-yellow, faintly tinged
outside with pale purple. The blue green foliage is outstanding, among the
best found on any rhododendron. 6-10", 10-15", 21-30"
cinnabarinum Concatenans Group This is one of the finest foliage
plants available. 2 to 3" oval leaves are deep bluish green with a tinge
of purple underneath. Bell shaped flowers are apricot yellow, sometimes
lightly tinged on the outside with pale purple or deeper yellow. 10-15"
citriniflorum var horaeum (HY, hy, Neriiflora) 3, 0oF,
E-EM, 3-4/3. Medium sized foliage with thick fawn colored indumentum on the
undersides and crimson flowers. 6-10", 10-15"
20156 Rhododendron clementinae
(HY, hy, Taliensia) 3, -5oF, E-M, 3/4-5. This hardy plant has
spectacular foliage. Smooth, large leaves are oblong oval, matte green with
a thick coating of silky indumentum and white to pale fawn on the underside.
Flowers are bell-shaped, set in trusses of about 15. Color ranges from white
to white tinged pink, to creamy white with deep crimson spotting. 10-15"
20455 Rhododendron coeloneuron
(HY, hy, Taliensia) 25, 5oF, EM-M, 4/5. Magnificent
treelike Taliensia with large leaves that have a dense two-layered
indumentum; upper layer is long and cinnamon colored with a shorter tan
layer underneath. Trusses are compact and lax with 6-11 flowers of white to
pale pink with crimson flecks. 10-15", 15-21"
20402 Rhododendron comisteum
(HY, hy, Taliensia) 2, -10oF, EM, 3/5. Cox and Cox say
this is probably not in cultivation, but describe it as being a natural
hybrid between R. proteoides and R. sanguinium or related
species. The white flowers on a Taliensia plant would be hard to resist.
20396 Rhododendron concinnum
(RN, rn, Triflora) 5, -5oF, M, 4/3. Elliptic leaves, to 3
½" long, are dark bluish green, scaly on both sides. Widely funnel-shaped
flowers, to 1 ½" long, range in color from white through all shades of
purple to a beautiful wine red, occasionally spotted brownish or crimson,
appearing in clusters of 3-6. Growth habit is treelike. 10-15"
cumberlandense (PE, pe, Pentathera) 4, -15oF, VL, 3/3. Syn.
R. bakeri. This deciduous shrub is an upright and spreading plant
with small, deep green leaves that open before the flowers. The
tubular-shaped flowers in shades of orange to salmon are 1-2" wide and are
borne in trusses of 4-7. 21-30"
(RN, rn, Rhodorastra) 4, -25oF, VE,
4/3. This species is partly deciduous, some years more so than others. The
flowers are bright rose-purple. Extremely hardy, as it is native to Siberia.
20000 Rhododendron dauricum
Album This species blooms very early, with white flowers. It is
semi-deciduous and very hardy. 15-21", 21-30"
davidsonianum (RN, rn, Triflora) 6, 0oF, EM, 4/3. Growth
habit is upright and open, occasionally leggy or straggly. Lance-shaped
leaves, to 2½" long, are slightly scaly and shiny dark green on top, dense
with scales on the undersides. Flowers grow in trusses of 2-6, either on the
ends of branches or along the branch between leaf clusters. They are widely
funnel-shaped, to 2" across. The color ranges from white blushed pink, to
pink, pale rose, or light purplish rose, and are sometimes spotted red.
davidsonianum Near White Form - 6-10"
20087 Rhododendron davidsonianum Ruth Lyons The most sought
after form, the flowers are excellent, clear deep pink. This form has no
lavender in the flower. It is interesting in that it becomes a more
intense pink the longer its in flower. This may be a polyploid. 10-15",
davidsonianum Serenade This is a smaller form with rounder leaves,
and a good pink color. 21-30", 48-60", 60-72"
20047 Rhododendron decorum
(HY, hy, Fortunea) 5, 0oF, EM, 4/3. Growth habit of this
beautiful species is compact and upright. The fragrant flowers are
exceptionally abundant, even on young plants. Oblong leaves, to about 6"
long, often cupped upward, are medium green and smooth on top, bluish green
with a few tiny hairs underneath. Open funnel-shaped flowers to 3" long, are
light pink to white. 10-15"
20018 Rhododendron decorum
Pink form A pink flowering selection. 6-10", 10-15", 21-30",
20377 Rhododendron decorum
White form White flowering selection. 15-21", 21-30", 36-48", 72-84"
(HY, hy, Pontica) 3, -5oF, E-EM, 3-4/3-4. Growth habit is very
tight and compact with deep glossy green leaves that are covered on the
undersides with soft, fawn colored indumentum. Flowers are soft pink to rose
in trusses of up to twelve flowers. The plants we are offering come from
Mrs. A. C. U. Berry of the Berry Botanical Gardens.
degronianum ssp. heptamerum var. kyomaruense 30", 2
-15oF, M, 4/4. Plastered tan indumentum coating the leaf
undersides and light pink to white flowers make this a superior plant.
RHODODENDRON YAKUSHIMANUM FORMS
20431 Rhododendron ssp.
yakushimanum 1-4, -25oF, EM, 5/5. This plant varies
from ssp. degronianum in the more persistent and thicker indumentum
on the stems and midrib and the entire lower leaf surface. It is very
hardy, and has beautiful dark green foliage. The bell-shaped flowers open
from pink buds to become a snowy white. 30-36"
20183 Rhododendron ssp.
yakushimanum Exbury form This famous variety has small convex
leaves. Very tight and compact. 6-10", 10-15"
20405 Rhododendron ssp.
yakushimanum Fawcett form Another large leaved yak form that
grows in a compact, tight mound. 15-21", 21-30"
20272 Rhododendron ssp.
yakushimanum Flat leaf form Grown for attractive flatter leaf,
this form has the same pink buds and white flowers. 15-21"
20191 Rhododendron ssp.
yakushimanum Ken Janeck This named selection is from the
Seattle area. Ken Janeck is an excellent representation of the larger
size yaks with larger leaves and plant size than most. The deepest
pink of the yaks, it won the coveted Award of Excellence. 6-10",
10-15", 15-21", 21-30"
20192 Rhododendron ssp.
yakushimanum Koichiro Wada The new name of the F.C.C. form.
It is certainly one of the best forms and one that should be in your
collection. This exceptional plant flowers heavily. This is pink budded
and white flowered. 10-15"
20320 Rhododendron ssp.
yakushimanum Mist Maiden One of the larger forms, selected as
being outstanding by the well known rhododendron authority David Leach.
The large flowers are apple blossom pink and turn snowy white. Luscious
foliage is covered on the underside with woolly golden honey brown indumentum. When the new growth occurs after the flowers fall, it is
covered with soft white wool which gradually washes off of the upper
side of the leaves as it turns golden brown on the lower leaf surface.
20194 Rhododendron ssp.
yakushimanum Phetteplace tall form Probably the tallest form.
Dr. Phetteplaces original plant, though old is about 6 high. Flowers
are large though typical color and shape of yakushimanum. 30-36"
20197 Rhododendron ssp.
yakushimanum Yaku Angel Yaku Angel has longer, narrower
convex leaves than most yaks. It buds younger and heavier, and grows
easier. In fact, even tiny plants will be covered with buds. When not in
flower, it is the most attractive plant in the garden. While it is pink
in bud, it opens to the whitest flower of all rhododendrons. This is a
must for your yak collection, or, if you have room for only one, this
is THE ONE! 6-10", 10-15", 15-21"
20052 Rhododendron edgeworthii
(RN, rn, Edgeworthia) 4, 15oF, E-EM, 4/4. Growth habit is open
and interesting foliage has a swollen, puckered look. Medium large leaves
are dark shiny green and heavily indumented underneath. Widely funnel shaped
flowers, are fragrant and vary in color from white to pale pink. The outside
is blushed deep red. 10-15", 21-30"
edgeworthii Darjeeling (RN, rn, Edgeworthia) 4, 15oF, E-EM,
Now considered a hybrid of
R. nivale. See Rhododendron Hybrid section.
20196 Rhododendron elegantulum
(HY, hy, Taliensia) 4, 0oF, M, 3/5. You havent seen
beautiful foliage until youve gazed at this one. The slender, dark green
foliage is almost perfect. Thick brown indumentum cushions the undersides.
Flowers of exceptional color are pale purple pink with darker spotting. It
truly is an elegant plant. 15-21"
elegantulum Narrow leaf form 10-15", 21-30"
elegantulum Wide leaf form 10-15", 15-21
20011 Rhododendron erosum
(HY, hy, Barbata) 5, 5oF, E-EM, 3/3-4/3. Medium large foliage
can be oval, oblong-oval or obovate, somewhat glabrous olive green with a
covering of fawn colored indumentum underneath, which tends to flake off.
Deep rose pink or crimson, funnel, bell-shaped flowers are to 10½" long and
set in trusses of 12-15. Similar to R. barbatum, but has more rounded
leaves. 6-10", 10-15"
20550 Rhododendron falconeri
var. falconeri (Hy, hy, Falconera) 5, 10oF,
EM, 3/3. This plant, with handsome red-brown flaking bark, can grow to
40-50. Matte green wrinkled foliage is huge, sometimes to 12" X 10",layered
withrusty brown indumentum on the underside. Large tight trusses hold 20 to
25 blooms, each to 2 1/2"long. Flowers are a swollen bell shape, and range
from white to creamy white, to pale or deep yellow, occasionally to pink,
with a purple blotch. 10-15", 15-21"
20535 Rhododendron ferrugineum
(RN, rn, Rhododendron) 30", -15oF, M, 3/3-4. This species
is known as the Alpine Rose of Switzerland. For foliage it is different and
attractive. The leaves twist slightly and are a rusty green that give the
plant a desirable appearance. In flower the trusses are a dusty rose pink.
Will stand some sun. Worth the space in your garden. 6-10"
fletcheranum (RN, rn, Maddenia) 30", 5oF, E-M, 4/4. While
this variety is a member of the Maddenii series, it is not tender like most.
It may even deserve a hardier rating than 5o F. Under snow it
survived the -12o F. experienced here in 1972. The foliage is
bristly and hairy as are the branches. The leaves are 1" to 2" long and 1"
across, turning deep attractive bronze in winter. The flowers are showy
bright lemon yellow. Though rare, it is probably one of the most outstanding
of the yellow rhododendrons. 10-15", 15-21"
20463 Rhododendron formosum
var. formosum (RN, rn, Maddenia) 4, 15oF, M, 3-4/3.
Another of the ever so popular Ciliicalyx subseries. Formerly known as R.
iteophyllum. The fragrant flowers are white with a light kiss of pink.
The name means "willow leaved" because of its linear leaves. Vigorous
grower. 15-21", 30-36"
20551 Rhododendron forrestii
ssp. forrestii (Hy, hy, Neriiflora 6-10"
20501 Rhododendron forrestii
ssp. forrestii Lems Dark This form is a deeper red than
the species. It is otherwise similar in habit. 10-15"
20249 Rhododendron forrestii
ssp. forrestii Repens Group 3", 0 to -5oF, EM,
3/4. Growth habit is prostrate, spreading, and very slow growing. The
Repens Group includes the lowest growing, creeping form. Large, bright red
flowers are borne singly or in pairs. Deep green leaves are rounded and
are often glossy with a slight blue tinge. 6-10"
20063 Rhododendron forrestii
ssp. forrestii Tumescens Group 1, 0oF, EM, 3/4.
This plant differs from the species in its dome shaped habit, often with
larger leaves and flowers. This variety has light tomentum on the upper
surface of the leaves which are dark shiny green, rounded, and slightly
puffy and wrinkled on top, with purplish undersides. Tubular, bell shaped,
fleshy flowers are bright scarlet or crimson, and are borne singly or in
(HY, hy, Fortunea) Here is hardiness and beauty all in one plant. Growth
habit is open, upright and treelike. Large leaves, large fragrant flowers
and exceptional hardiness help make R. fortunei one of the most
distinguished flowering evergreen shrub that can be grown in the
northeastern United States. Quoting from David Leachs Rhododendrons of
the World, "Unquestionably this is among the finest few of rhododendron
20312 Rhododendron fortunei
ssp. fortunei 6, -15oF, M, 4/4. The deliciously
fragrant flowers are often more than 4" in diameter and are a blush pink,
fading to white. The enormous, scented blossoms, exquisitely modeled, form a
tumbling cascade of magnificence which can scarcely be matched in the genus.
In addition to its remarkable floral effect, it is exceptionally vigorous,
free from pests and attractive in foliage and habit. 6-10", 10-15", 15-21",
21-30", 48-60", 72-84"
20513 Rhododendron fortunei
ssp. fortunei Emma & May Flowers are a frosty pink and
fragrant! It buds as a young plant and has extraordinary foliage: new
growth is coppery blue, which matures to leaves which have a distinct blue
tinged sheen. It is a compact grower. Its name honors Emma Smith DeVoe and
May Arkwright Hutton, who helped Washington state women get the vote in
1910.Prior to the vote, male politicians tried to placate the women by
allowing them to choose the state flower. They chose the rhododendron, but
also chose to pursue voting rights for women. The Washington Womens
Consortium approached Briggs Nursery to use Emma and May as an
appropriate symbol for the upcoming 100th anniversary of womens suffrage
in 2010. 6-10"
20442 Rhododendron ssp.
fortunei Green form Flowers have a hint of chartreuse shading in the
throat. 10-15", 15-21"
20034 Rhododendron fulvum
(HY, hy, Fulva) 4, 0oF, EM, 3/5. Growth habit is open,
upright, treelike, with spectacular foliage. Leaves, up to 10" long, are
obovate and smooth shiny dark green on the top side. The fawn to bright
cinnamon underside is the most fabulous indumentum of any rhododendron.
Flowers, to 2" long are open funnel shaped, white blushed rose to deep rose,
occasionally blotched and spotted crimson and are held in great loose
rounded trusses of up to 20. This is a special species, not seen in many
gardens. 10-15", 15-21"
genestieranum (RN, rn, Genestieriana) 3, 10oF, E- M,
2-3/3. Foliage medium sized, generally four times as long as wide, smooth
bright green, the underside very glaucous with scattered scales. Tubular,
bell shaped flowers, only ½" long, in trusses of about 12, are a brownish
plum purple, covered with a glaucous bloom. Not showy but very unusual and
20539 Rhododendron glishchrum
ssp. glischrum (HY, hy, Glschra). 5, -5oF, EM 3/4. From
the 13,000 to 14,000foot leval of the mountains of Tibet comes this
Rhododendron with trusses of 10-15 bell shaped flowers that range from
pink, white, or even a purple rose that are blotched or spotted with
Its open plant habit gives it a very natural look. 10-15"
griersonianum (HY, hy, Griersoniana) 3, 10oF, L, 3/3. This
is the species that has produced so many great hybrids. The flowers are a
scarlet red quite unlike any other species of rhododendron. Narrow leaves
are a mat green above with loose woolly tomentum below. 15-21"
20278 Rhododendron haematodes
(HY, hy, Neriflora) 3, -5oF, EM, 3-4/4-5. Excellent for both
foliage and flower. This plant should be in your garden of low growing
plants. Glistening, brilliant scarlet, tubular, bell shaped flowers are
carried in trusses of up to 10. The smooth, dark green leaves are densely
covered with woolly brown to dark brown indumentum underneath. A fantastic
choice for your landscape. 10-15"
(RN, rn, Tephropepla) 1, 0oF, EM, 3-4/4. Growth habit is
upright and open. Leaves, to 4" long, are lanceolate or oval-lanceolate,
dark green and scaly on the tops and paler and less scaly on the undersides.
Faintly scented, funnel-shaped flowers, to 1" long, held in many flowered
trusses, are creamy white to pale yellow, with a large, deeply lobed calyx.
20138 Rhododendron hanceanum
Nanum Group Smallest R. hanceanum with rare, yellow flowers.
Tight grower with interesting pine cone buds and bronze new growth. 10-15"
20190 Rhododendron hemsleyanum
(Hy, hy, Fortunea) 6, -5oF, ML-M, 3/3-4/3-4. This plant is
open and upright eventually becoming a tree. The foliage is oval to oblong
and fairly dark, rather shiny green with a paler underside. The funnel
shaped flowers are as large as 4" and are white, held in upright loose
trusses of up to 10. 6-10", 60-72"
hippophaeoides var. hippophaeoides (RN, rn, Lapponica) 3, -25oF,
E, 4/2-3. The best, hardiest plant of the species, this variety withstands
frost even when in flower. It is also tolerant of sun and swampy conditions.
The beautiful lavender-blue flowers occur in clusters of 6-8. Beautiful!
hunnewellianum (HY, hy, Argyrophylla) 5, 5oF, VE-EM,
2-3/3. This shrub becomes a small tree at maturity. It has medium to large,
very narrow oblong leaves glabrous above and covered with dense white or
gray hairs on the undersides. The 2" flowers bloom 5-8 to a truss and are
white, tinged pink, spotted inside with pink. 10-15", 21-30"
20132 Rhododendron hyperythrum
(HY, hy, Pontica) 5, -15oF, EM, 3/4. Another of the hardy
ponticums. R. hyperythrum has long narrow curled leaves that are
of the utmost interest. Well worthy of growing for its foliage alone. It has
lovely white flowers that burst open from pink buds. A desirable plant.
20134 Rhododendron impeditum
(RN, rn, Lapponica) 1, -15oF, EM, 4/4. One of the best dwarf
rhododendrons, this species has a tight compact habit with attractive
silver-gray foliage. Bright blue-purple flowers make a nice contrast. David
G. Leach, in Rhododendrons of the World, suggests an excellent use for it:
"This is an ideal species for the rock garden, in the forefront of a shrub
border or as an edging for beds. Planted about 15" apart, a number of plants
will grow together to form an impenetrable ground cover, handsome at all
seasons and especially effective when such an expanse becomes a blanket of
blue flowers." One of the best plants possible for bonsai. 6-10"
20506 Rhododendron impeditum
Litangense Group 6", -15oF, EM, 3/4. These plants are much
tighter and more upright growing than the plants that are grown under the
name R. impeditum in the U.S. They are desirable, heavily budded
and flat growing plants. The petite, mouse ear leaves are bronze in winter
and plum flowers are held in trusses of up to 4. Should be grown with at
least some sun to maintain the very tight growth habit. 6-10"
20136 Rhododendron indicum
Balsaminiflora (TT, tt) 2, -5oF, ML-L, 4-5/4-5. This little
species is a rhododendron in the group we commonly call azaleas. It has the
most beautiful double, salmon orange flowers that look like little roses.
This densely foliaged plant creeps upon the ground and would be excellent as
a ground cover or in the rock garden. The flower is unlike any other
rhododendron. Very easy to grow. Terrific! 6-10"
20064 Rhododendron insigne
(HY, hy, Argyrophylla) 3, 0oF, ML, 4/5. This slow growing
plant fully lives up to its name: remarkable. The leaves, to 5" long, oblong
lanceolate in shape, are dark glossy green above, and show a skin like tawny
indumentum with a lovely coppery sheen on the undersides. Bell shaped
flowers, to 2" long, in trusses to 8, are pinkish white with crimson
spotting and external rosy pink stripes. Beautiful! 10-15", 15-21"
20123 Rhododendron irroratum
(HY, hy, Irrorata) 5, 0oF, E-EM, 3-4/3-4. The habit of this
plant is somewhat treelike and leggy. Pale green, smooth 5" leaves are paler
and nearly hairless underneath. Tubular, 2" bell-shaped flowers are white to
creamy yellow, suffused with pink or, usually heavily spotted with crimson
or green, and are held in trusses of up to 15. 15-21"
20282 Rhododendron irroratum
Polka Dot Creamy pink flowers have heavy spotting of red or green.
johnstoneanum - Double form (RN, rn, Maddenia) 4, 15oF,
E-M, 4/3/3-4. Medium sized leaves are elliptic or obovate-elliptic, fringed
with distinctive hairs along edge when young, glabrous, the underside with
dense layer of scales. Fragrant flowers, to 3" long, are funnel-bell-shaped,
with nice substance, in loose clusters of 4 blooms. They are creamy white to
pale yellow, perhaps yellow blotched, occasionally red spotted. This will
produce both single and double flowers, producing more single flowers as a
young plant. 21-30"
(TT,tu) 2, -10oF, M-ML, 5/5. One of the best of the native
Japanese azalea species. Buds young and heavily, making a solid mass of
flowers. Terrific habit for bonsai or just for planting in your garden. You
must have this for the sheer joy of it.
20149 Rhododendron kiusianum
Komo Kulshan Here is an American selection that is one of the best
seen. It is clear rose pink on the tips and a light pastel pink in the
center. What a delightful two-toned appearance! Selected by Time Life
Books as one of the best dwarf azaleas. 6-10"
20119 Rhododendron kiusianum
Muraski Shikibu Beautiful, hose-in-hose, reddish purple flowers.
20212 Rhododendron kiusianum
Pink A good selection for small, clear pink flowers. 6-10"
20248 Rhododendron kiusianum
Purple form A wonderful lavender purple form. 6-10"
20151 Rhododendron kiusianum
White form This is the rare albino form, quite probably the finest in
the Azalea series. This plant will never fail to attract attention. Like
the other R. kiusianum, it flowers young and heavily. Also used for
20170 Rhododendron lacteum
(Hy, hy, Talenesia) 5, -5oF, EM, 4-5/3-4. One of the
most sought after species in the genus Rhododendron. Its huge trusses
of yellow make it famous for having the finest flowers of its genus. The
handsome foliage is large, to 8" long, oval, and strongly decorative in
nature, being covered with a fawn colored felt-like indumentum underneath.
It makes a magnificent bold looking plant and is one rhododendron that does
better grafted than on its own roots. Flowers to 2" long, are wide funnel
form, the pale yellow or sulphur white color occasionally tinged with pink
or with a crimson blotch, sometimes flowering when quite young. 10-15"
20095 Rhododendron lanigerum
(HY, hy, Arborea) 4, 5oF, E-EM, 3-4/3. Large bell shaped deep
pink flowers occur in tight trusses above long interestingly veined leaves.
lepidostylum (RN, rn, Trichoclada). 18", -5oF, EM, 4/5.
This compact little shrub is most notable for its beautiful, fuzzy foliage
which is an unusual blue-green, the bluest of the genus. Leaves, to about 1
1/2" long, are very hairy. Flowers, appearing either alone or in pairs, are
1 " long, wide funnel-form, pale yellow, and are sometimes hidden by the
foliage It is a great plant for your rock garden; it likes good drainage.
longesquamatum (Hy, hy, Maculifera) 4, -15oF, M, 2/3.
Compact growth habit, with large oblong leaves that are hairy when young and
dark green, shiny and smooth later. The underside is paler, only slightly as
shiny, and thinly dotted with glands. In trusses of 6-12, soft pink or rose
flowers, blotched with crimson are bell- shaped. 10-15", 15-21"
20314 Rhododendron lutescens
(RN, rn, Triflora) 6, 5oF, EM, 4/3. Sunny yellow flowers bloom
amidst bronzy red foliage. Open and upright, the new growth is bright red,
and creates quite a display in itself. The medium sized leaves, which range
in color from dull dark green to a lovely bronzy red, are oblong or lance
shaped. Very sun tolerant. 6-10", 10-15", 21-30"
20102 Rhododendron luteum
(PE, pe, Pentanthera) 4, -15oF, M-L, 3-4/3. A deciduous shrub
with an open, upright habit. The oblong leaves to 5" long are sparsely
covered on both sides with stiff, flat hairs. The delightful, fragrant, 2"
yellow flowers open before the leaves. These tubular-shaped blooms are
extremely sticky on the outside and are carried in trusses of up to 12
blooms. Very, very nice. 10-15", 15-21"
20325 Rhododendron lyi
(RN, rn, Maddenia) 3, 15oF, M, 3/5. A most interesting foliage
plant. The leaves are small and somewhat rounded with dense scales below and
hairy around the edges. The white, with a yellow blotch, flowers are an
attractive addition to a plant that is exceedingly rare. 6-10"
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