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Rhododendrons & Azaleas

Dwarf Rhododendrons from Seed

Author: Henry Fuller

Easton, Connecticut Originally published May 1994 (Reprint from Georgian Bay) We hear more and more about rhododendrons in rock gardens, and our annual seed list offers us seed of many which are suitable for rock gardens. If this seed is not wasted, if more members would grow from seed such rhododendron species as RR. yakusimanum,…Read more >

Fifty Years of Testing and Breeding Rhododendrons in Nova Scotia

Author: Donald L. Craig

Article #1 From the AHRS journal May 2003 A permanent printed record of the history of the Kentville Research Stations rhododendron breeding programme does not exist. As I am the only one that has the information I hope that this article will document its beginning in 1952 and step by step development up to my…Read more >

Maximum Move!


One weekend in May ’99, RSC Atlantic Region undertook what was probably the largest rhododendron move ever in Atlantic Canada. The rhododendron was lush 16′ high x 16′ wide Rhododendron maximum. It was donated by Ms. Debbie Denoon who inherited the plant when she purchased her Oxford Street home. Realizing that it had outgrown its…Read more >

More Garden Notes: Rhododendron Cultivar Performance

Author: Don Craig

Originally published October 1993 The more than 100 rhododendron cultivars planted in the Craig and Gunn Gardens at Upper Dyke, Kings County, Nova Scotia, have grown well since the first were planted in 1987. Many of the first plants have already shown their beauty of flower and plant form. Many are new cultivars to me,…Read more >

R. yakushimanum “Mist Maiden”


R. yakushimanum is a Rhododendron species found only on the island of Yakushima, which is located in the southern part of Japan. This species was not introduced to the West until the mid-Twentieth Century. The late Dr. David Leach, of North Madison, Ohio, grew seeds from England of the Exbury Form of yakushimanum and made…Read more >

Rhododendrons for Cold Climates: Hybrids of R. dauricum sempervirens

Author: Dr. J. Breuckner

Mississauga, Ontario Reprinted from The RSC Bulletin 1981 Vol. 10 No. 1 A well known British personality summed up his opinion of a group of rhododendron hybrids which lacked quality and good flower colours simply with two eight letter words: “Coloured Cabbages”. Odd as it may sound, my first reaction when I came across his…Read more >

Steve Krebs – Moving Forward with the Leach Hybrids


Steve Krebs has graciously offered to share his presentation  from October 2014 with us. To view click this link: Leach Hybrids

The Story of Rhododendron Luteum

Author: Carol Dancer

Originally published 1993 I wonder how many of you are like me and wonder, as you look at the plants growing in your garden, how they found their way into the vast array of plant material we have available for our gardens today. Who discovered them and where? How did they make their way into…Read more >