English Roseum – 6', -25F, M, a lilac rose with orange blotch, R. catawbiense hybrid, 6 feet or taller. The foliage turns interesting tones in winter. Roseum' x white form of R. hyperythrum - It As the season progresses, the mound becomes a superb jade green with rose-red bud scales for another show of color. Also known as 'Lady Clementina Mitford'. This plant has beautiful deep bronze-red foliage all winter and is a joy to view. A deep yellow that blooms in June. It also withstands the summer heat of its moist, hot, oriental home. Red River –  5', -20F. Extremely fragrant, snowy white flowers top lovely blue foliage like stars in the sky. Also known as 'Lady Clementina Mitford'. maroon blotch and a medium-dense habit with For hardiness: 'Blaauw's Pink' salmon pink is hardy to Zone 6, -5° F. For locations with more shade, it is best to stick with rhododendrons that are known to tolerate more shade. A very romantic plant for cottage gardens anywhere. Plants prone to root rot stay healthier in areas where the soil is cooler and has good drainage. It isn’t a deep orange but a true sparkling orange that radiates. Oceanlake – 30", -5F. In general, most Azaleas will grow very well if they receive four hours or more of bright sun per day. Fastuosum Flore Pleno – 6', -15F. Search for a specific plant or plant type you are wishing to add to your beautiful outdoor collection. This hybrid exhibits some outstanding characteristics. Numerous small, tubular flowers will last for a month. Rhododendron augustinii ssp. Pure white flowers cling to this low growing, bushy plant. Aromatic when crushed. Bow Bells –  3', -5F. The elliptical foliage is dark green and leathery, and the crushed leaves have an aromatic fragrance. group are smaller, growing to a height of 3 to 5 feet tall. Blue Jay –  5', -10F. Members of the genus Rhododendron support the following specialized bee: Andrena (Andrena) cornelli. 'Rose Elf' forms a bushy low border. Flowers are bright violet-pink. Tolerates sun and shade. Tangelo –  (Greer, Exbury type) Like biting into a sweet, juicy tangelo, soft, warm orange floods the garden when this flowers. They need moist, well-drained, acidic soils. Rhododendron evergreen shrubs maintain year-round interest as they don’t lose their leaves. Rhododendron spp. These lepidote rhododendrons are described above: Rhododendrons and azaleas are among the most popular flowering plants for shade. Plants usually grow 4 to 9 feet tall in Zones 5-8, hardy to -10° F, and occasionally reach 15 feet. An old favorite that is still one of the best for a strong growing, background plant. Form is rounded and the foliage is leathery and dark green until fall when it turns almost purplish. The foliage is large, leek green and on sturdy stems that are well able to hold up the huge trusses. Included are two lavender-pink varieties – Camellia's Blush and Lavender Girl – and two yellow varieties – My Mary and Lisa's Gold. 'Red Eye' is a misnomer because the "eye" isn't always red. A year-round mulch of rotted oak leaves will also provide natural nutrients and will help keep the soil cool and moist. [Return to List]. It's a plant you can depend on year after year. It's an adaptable rhododendron. [Return to List]. Its small, rounded leaves are green during the summer and mahogany colored in winter. [Return to List]. Then look no further than the hardy rhododendron. The group of evergreen azaleas that does best in shade is the R. obtusum series including the Kurume Azaleas. Its good foliage is dense and green. Rhododendron schlippenbachii – 4', -20F, the royal azalea, is a deciduous species, also of Japanese origin. All varieties need full sun. Broad, bushy plant. This plant stands sun, buds young, branches readily and does not mind heavy cutting for propagation! It flowers very late in the season with small, medium pink flowers, great to extend the flowering time of rhododendrons. 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