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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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Society News

2016 ARS Fall Regional Conference
The ARS chapters of District 4 cordially invite you to the 2016 Western Regional Conference, Sep 30 to Oct 2.  This educational and fun event will be held in beautiful Newport, OR situated on the Oregon coast. The conference features many outstanding speakers and informative seminars covering both rhododendrons and companion plants.  Plan to attend.

Seed Exchange Now Open for Sales
Seeds collected by Society members from around the world are offered for sale at the ARS 2016 seed exchange.

Until March 15th only members of the American Rhododendron Society may order seed.  After March 15th anyone may purchase seed.

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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.

2016 ROY Awards
The ARS proudly announces its Rhododendron of the Year (ROY) awards for 2016. Selected for their adaptability in eight regions of the United States these plants have excellent, form, foliage and flowers.


Call for Research Grant Proposals
The Research Committee is pleased to announce its 2016 call for applications for rhododendron and azalea research grants.

Grant Awarded for 2015
Juliana S. Medeiros, Holden Arboretum, Kirkland, OH


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