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  Rhododendron Page
Many delegates to the conference were astounded to hear that rhododendrons in the wild actually grow right in the limestone, not on the top or in organic layers, as usually understood.
Some rhododendron enthusiasts from the Longview, Washington area have been growing some of his hybrids for many years and are sharing their experiences and successes with the Garden Committee.
Rhododendron 'Sammamish' is recognized by the American Rhododendron Society, as well as the Royal Horticultural Society.
www.lib.virginia.edu /science/sciscan/rhododendrons/ran9904/rhodo.htm   (4373 words)

Rhododendrons are not difficult to grow in South Carolina where the soil and environment are suitable for their culture.
Rhododendrons come in many shapes and sizes, from the low-growing Carolina (5 to 6 feet tall), to the large native rosebay (20 feet and more).
Rhododendrons can be used in an open woodland setting under tall pines or oaks, in a small city garden, as a foundation planting for a suburban home or to landscape a large city building.
hgic.clemson.edu /factsheets/HGIC1073.htm   (2054 words)

  Rhododendron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rhododendron (from the Greek: rhodos, "rose"; dendron, "tree") is a genus of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae.
The Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal.
Rhododendron ponticum in the United Kingdom) are invasive as introduced plants, spreading in woodland replacing the natural understory.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rhododendron   (512 words)

 Henning's Rhododendron & Azaleas Pages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
All proceeds from the Rhododendron and Azalea Bookstore are contributed to the ARS Research Fund and the Rhododendron Species Foundation.
Rhododendrons are found in the wild, chiefly in mountainous areas of the arctic and north temperate zones.
Insect of Azaleas and Rhododendrons - Clemson University
home.earthlink.net /~rhodyman/rhody.html   (2808 words)

 Plant Encyclopedia: Rhododendron   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The name Rhododendron is based on the early Greek name for Oleander and was used to describe the common red flowering ones, rhodo meaning red and dendron a tree.
It is understood that the name was applied to a small growing European species, the "Alpen Rose" of Switzerland (Rhododendron ferruguineum) when it was described in the late 1500's; with red flowers, it was thought to be an alpine version of Oleander.
It was raised by Kenneth Janeck, Tacoma, WA in 1965, and was registered with the American Rhododendron Society in 1969.
www.gardensplendor.com /sick/pe_rhododendron.html   (2890 words)

 Rhododendron History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Rhododendron arborescens was probably discovered by John or William Bartram and appeared in Bartram's catalogue as Azalea arborea.
This low growing rhododendron has the unusual trait that the one to three flowers appear at the end of young leafy shoots of the current year, and not from special buds.
The Carolina rhododendron is hardy to Zone 5, -15° F. This is one of the most satisfactory species for northern gardens, becoming a thickly branched, rounded shrub that usually grows 3 to 4 feet tall in 10 years.
home.earthlink.net /~rhodyman2/rhodyhis.html   (6217 words)

On rhododendrons the flower parts may be involved but on azaleas it is chiefly leaf tissue.
The adults and nymphs of the azalea and rhododendron lacebug, respectively, suck sap from the undersides of leaves.
Rhododendron trunks and branches are sometimes severely injured by white larvae that tunnel under the bark.
www.caes.state.ct.us /PlantPestHandbookFiles/pphR/pphrhod.htm   (2512 words)

Rhododendrons generally have ten stamens per flower with the inflorescences in large and sometimes distinctly separate clusters, are usually evergreen, have larger foliage with the leaf undersides possessing dots or scales, on normal diameter or stout twigs, and are more sparsely branched (resulting in a medium to bold texture with an open growth habit)
Rhododendron species, cultivars, and hybrids are prized for their showy Spring inforescences in shady situations, and along with Roses are America's most popular flowering shrubs.
Azaleas and Rhododendrons are very popular small- to medium-sized shrubs that flower prolifically in Spring, but are slow-growing and require acidic, organic, moist, and well-drained soils in shady situations for establishment and optimum performance.
www.hcs.ohio-state.edu /plantlist/description/rhododendron.html   (1214 words)

 Kruse Rhododendron SR
The land was part of a large ranch established in 1880, on which the Kruse family raised sheep and carried on logging and tanbark harvesting operations.
In order to maintain fine displays of rhododendron blooms, the current plant succession must be slowed, which is the goal the Department of Parks and Recreation in its management of the reserve.
Tanoaks were crowding out the rhododendrons by successfully competing for available sunlight, resulting in rangy growth habits of the rhododendrons.
www.parks.ca.gov /default.asp?page_id=448   (481 words)

 Virtual Rhododendron Garden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
These are photographs of hybrid rhododendrons developed by Charles Owen Dexter of Sandwich, Cape Cod, MA.
- the Catawba rhododendron, native to the mountains of the Appalachians.
- the Rosebay rhododendron, or giant laurel, native to the mountains of the Appalachians.
education.uncc.edu /droyster/gardens.html   (756 words)

 Rhododendron found in Op de Haar garden in Hoevelaken, Netherlands
Denkend aan rhododendrons komen vaak beelden van grote bloemtrossen in de periode mei-juni voor de geest.
Wij hebben tamelijk veel grote rhododendrons geërfd en er zijn nog steeds wat te veel voorbeelden van de kale binnenkanten te vinden waarover ik het heb gehad.
Ook zelfs een grote rhododendron heeft een wat oppervlakkig, fijnvertakt wortelsysteem en is niet al te moeilijk om te verhuizen.
www.ramsbotham.nl /kk_300003.html   (585 words)

 Azaleas and Rhododendrons
In common usage, the term "rhododendron" refers to the plants with larger, leathery leaves while "azalea" refers to those with smaller, thinner leaves.
Hundreds of varieties of rhododendrons are available, and choosing varieties that suit the environment is a primary concern.
Container grown plants are sometimes rootbound, with a mass of roots on the outside of the soil ball.
www.gardenguides.com /TipsandTechniques/rhododendron.htm   (264 words)

 The Gardener's Network : How to Grow and Care for Rhododendron Bush
A Rhododendron bush, is a popular flowering bush and foundation plant, with bright spring blooms.
The biggest difference between the Rhododendron plant and an Azalea plant, is the Rhododendron is an evergreen bush.
Rhododendrons can be harmed or killed by sustained winds and by too much direct sunlight.
www.gardenersnet.com /tree/rhododendron.htm   (580 words)

 The Evergreen State's Offical "Coast Rhododendron"
Following the distribution of the ballots and completion of the voting process, 53% of the 15,000 women who voted favored the "coast rhododendron." Thus, the new floral emblem for Washington state was confirmed on February 10, 1893.
In 1959, that law was amended to define the "native pink rhododendron" (R. macrophyllum) as the official floral emblem of Washington state.
Rhododendrons are not usually prone to insects or diseases.
www.gardenguides.com /articles/coastrhododendron.htm   (1507 words)

A compact, hardy Rhododendron with clear yellow flowers growing in a dense, mound-forming shrub.
Pink-lavender flowers grow on this long-lived Rhododendron in May. A sport of 'Roseum Elegans'.
Very large flowers are red rimmed, abruptly fading to white in the center.
www.daytonnursery.com /Encyclopedia/Trees_Shrubs/Rhododendron.htm   (545 words)

 Amazon.com: Success with Rhododendrons and Azaleas: Books: H. Edward Reiley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He operates a small nursery specializing in field-grown rhododendrons and azaleas and has a private four-acre garden, where he is evaluating new cultivars among thousands of plants.
The genus Rhododendron is a member of the Heath family of plants, which is an offshoot of the Magnolia family.
The strongest recommendation for me: My father, who's a 30+ year rhododendron and azalea collector, looked at the 12 or so books I'd picked up last year after getting bitten with the rhodie bug last year, and said this one was the one book he'd like to get a copy of for Christmas.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0881923311?v=glance   (1047 words)

 AllRefer.com - rhododendron, Plant (Plants) - Encyclopedia
rhododendron[rO´´duden´drun] Pronunciation Key [Gr.,=rose tree], any plant of the genus Rhododendron, shrubs of the family Ericaceae (heath family) found chiefly in mountainous areas of the arctic and north temperate regions and also of the mountainous tropics.
They are particularly abundant in Asia, whence many of the popular cultivated species and hybrids derive.
Rhododendrons are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Ericales, family Ericaceae.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/R/rhododen.html   (239 words)

 SBG | Gardens and Collections | Rhododendron Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Rhododendron Collection features hybrid rhododendrons prized for their large showy flowers which range in colors from white to vivid reds.
The native evergreen rhododendrons common in the north Georgia mountains do not generally thrive as far east and south as Athens.
The hybrid rhododendrons are, in general, better adapted, but siting, proper planting, and care are critical to long term survival.
www.uga.edu /~botgarden/GarRho.html   (136 words)

 The American Rhododendron Society Welcomes You
The American Rhododendron Society is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage interest in and to disseminate information about the genus Rhododendron.
On behalf of the many thousands of rhododendron enthusiasts world wide "welcome to our web site." Here you will find valuable resources which enable you to learn more about the selection and care of rhododendrons.
Rhododendrons can be grown almost anywhere in the world, from the tropics to the Himalayas (home to a large population of the species which are parents to many cultivated hybrids seen in gardens around the world).
www.rhododendron.org   (591 words)

Desirable and very attractive in your rock garden, in front of your shrub border, or as a solitary group on your lawn.
A spectacular display of fragrant flowers is produced in late May. Hardy to -40 C. Rhododendron 'Orchid Lights' [Azalea]
Blooms are a creamy white with yellow upper lip petals.
www.horticlick.com /sc/rhododendron1.html   (451 words)

 NH Division of Parks & Recreation: Rhododendron State Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Rhododendron State Park is named after the 16-acre grove of Rhododendron Maximum, which is the focal point of the park.
The rhododendron grove, which is the largest in northern New England, was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1982.
The park is open from sunrise to sunset, and is managed through Monadnock State Park.
www.nhstateparks.org /ParksPages/Rhododendron/Rhododendron.html   (229 words)

 Rhododendron, Azalea
Le genre Rhododendron appartient à la famille des Éricacées, qui regroupe aussi les bruyères et de nombreux arbustes qui peuvent tous être réunis dans un même massif.
Les Rhododendron auriculatum et seroticum originaires de Chine sont sans doute les espèces les plus tardives, puisque les fleurs blanches ou rosées, parfumées, en trompette de 10 cm de long et de large, commencent à s'ouvrir à la fin juillet seulement, les dernières s'épanouissant encore début septembre.
Le Rhododendron ponticum renferme de l'andromédotoxine, le rhododendron des Alpes (Rhododendron ferrugineum) de l'arbutine, de l'aricoline et de rhodoxanthine l'un et l'autre sont considérées comme des plantes de toxicité moyenne, mais qui provoquent des vomissements, des vertiges et des délires.
www.aujardin.info /plantes/rhododendron.php   (1603 words)

 Rhododendron--Three Perspectives on a Single Essence
Brings warmth and consolation to those who find themselves confronted with a difficult and harsh environment and who are inclined to sadness, melancholy, and discouragement.
Rhododendron knows how to care for others without caring too little for ourselves, and visa versa.
Equal compassion toward the self is part of Rhododendron's balance.
www.floweressencemagazine.com /aug04/rhododendron.html   (679 words)

 Rhododendron, Oregon State Univ., LANDSCAPE PLANTS
Rhododendrons are native to many parts of the world, both tropical and temperate.
Azaleas have been hybridized for hundreds of years and according to the Azalea Society of America, over 10,000 different cultivars, or cultivated varieties, have been registered or named, although far fewer are being propagated and sold.
Reportedly all parts of Rhododendrons are poisonous, including the nectar, causing mouth burning, followed later by many symptoms, including coma and convulsions.
oregonstate.edu /dept/ldplants/rhody.htm   (1798 words)

Rhododendrons are very popular garden plants due to their large, colourful flowers as well as their large, shiny green leaves.
The applied aim is to be able to predict the chances of survival for Nepalese Rhododendron species when they are grown in gardens located in temperate climates.
Large stands of rhododendrons are found in the same altitudional range as the summer grazing grounds for sheep, goats, cows and yaks.
www.uib.no /people/nboov   (852 words)

 Rhododendrons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Rhododendrons are evergreen members of the azalea family and they are very abundant.
The Catawba Rhododendron grow mostly on bald mountain tops at higher elevations (above 5000') and spectacular displays can be viewed in late May to late June at Roan Mountain, 13 miles north of Bakersville, NC or at Craggy Gardens along the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Asheville.
Principally, rhododendrons are used as landscaping plants and many hybrid varieties are available.
ncnatural.com /wildflwr/rhodo.html   (231 words)

 Seattle Rhododendron Society
The Seattle Rhododendron Society is a 501(c)(3) "Charitable Organization".
Over 10,000 rhododendrons growing in a beautiful woodland setting covering 22 acres.
A Project whose goal is to locate and map all wild locations of native rhododendrons in western North America.
home.comcast.net /~seattlerhodo/index.htm   (121 words)

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