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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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2016 ARS / ASA Joint Convention

You are cordially invited to historic Williamsburg VA for a joint meeting of the American Rhododendron Society and the Azalea Society of America, April 20-24, 2016, hosted by ARS District 9 Chapters and the ASA Northern Virginia Chapter.

ARS Gold & Silver Medals Awarded
The Society takes great pleasure in presenting its Gold Medal honor to Karel Bernady of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter and to Bruce Palmer of the Eureka Chapter, and its Silver Medal to Terry Richmond, Mount Arrowsmith Chapter, for their significant contributions to the Genus Rhododendron.

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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.

2015 ROY Awards
The ARS proudly announces its Rhododendron of the Year (ROY) awards for 2015. 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


American Rhododendron Society
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