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Plant Culture and Care


Index of Contents


Fundamentals of Rhododendron & Azalea Culture

This American Rhododendron Society publication is now made available on the world-wide-web.  It provides helpful information about the culture and care of rhododendrons and azaleas for both the novice and the experienced gardener.

Use the links in the index on the left to access various topics.

Botanical Classification

Landscape Use

Plant Selection

What To Plant Where

Weather Protection

Soil Conditions



Written by J. Harold Clark, 1967. Revised 1995 by Sandra McDonald, Ph.D., and 2015
by Don Brophy, Steve Henning, Dick Jones and Bob Weissman.



Pruning & Spent Flower Removal

Propagation and Hybridizing


Insect & Disease Management


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