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Welcome from Bob MacIntyre - ARS President:

On behalf of the thousands of rhododendron enthusiasts worldwide "welcome to our web site." Here you will find valuable resources which enable you to learn more about the selection and care of rhododendrons. We hope this will encourage you to explore all that the genus Rhododendron (which includes azaleas) has to offer, and you will include these wonderful plants in your garden.

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2017 ARS Annual Convention
Register now for the annual spring Convention, April 27-30, 2017.  Hosted by the ARS Eureka Chapter, the meeting will be held in Eureka, CA, situated in world-famous Humboldt County, known for its giant redwood trees, rhododendron macrophyllum and occidentale azaleas.  Top notch speakers will be featured each day, along with great tours of private and public gardens, redwood forests, azalea reserves and beautiful Victorian architecture.  Plan to attend.

Seed Exchange Now Open for Sales
Seeds collected by Society members are offered for sale at the 2017 ARS seed exchange.  Until March 15th only members of the American Rhododendron Society may order seed.  After March 15th anyone may purchase seed.  See seed exchange page for details.

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Informative articles about:
 - rhododendron & azalea culture,
 - propagation,
 - hybridizing,
 - private & public gardens,
 - plant portraits,
 - companion plants,
 - plant hunting exploration,
 - rhododendron research,
 - and much more.

Visit archive of previously published issues.


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Rhododendrons of the Year for 2017
The ARS proudly announces its 2017 Rhododendron of the Year selections.  Chosen for outstanding foliage, flower, habit and hardiness, these beautiful rhododendron and azalea varieties are recommended for your garden.


Call for Research Grant Proposals
The Research Committee is pleased to announce its 2017 call for applications for rhododendron and azalea research grants.

Grants Awarded for 2016
• Dr. Stephen Krebs, Holden Arboretum,
  Kirkland, OH
• Dr. Erik T. Nilsen, Biological Sciences,
  Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA


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