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2010 Rhododendron of the Year Awards
Plants suitable for Southwestern USA


Elepidote Rhododendron: 'Captain Jack'
R. 'Mars' x R. facetum

Flower strong red, faintly spotted darker, waxy, funnel-campanulate, 3" across. Held in trusses of 15-24 flowers. Blooms late midseason.  Leaves elliptic, up to 8" long, unusual rolled edges, matt green. New growth is silver.  Open, upright habit. Prefers some shade for best performance.  Grows to a height of 6 ft. or more in 10 yrs.  Cold hardy to 0F (-18C). Hybridized by Henny.


R. 'Captain Jack'

  Photo by Herb Spady

R. 'Fort Bragg Centennial'

Lepidote Rhododendron: 'Fort Bragg Centennial'
R. maddenii ssp crassum form

Flower yellowish-white with slight markings of pale greenish yellow inside, tubular funnel-shaped, 5" across, of heavy substance, fragrant. Lax truss holds five flowers. Blooms late midseason. Leaves elliptic, acute to apiculate apex, cuneate base, 6" long, flat, glossy, dark green. Very dark, smooth, peeling bark. Grows to an approximate height of 4 ft. in 10 yrs.  Suitable for temperate locations - hardy to 20F (-7C).  Grown by Bowman.

Photo by Harold Greer  

Evergreen Azalea: 'Betty Anne Voss'
(R. 'Louise Gable' x R. 'Tama-giku') x R. Shinnyo-no-tsuki

Flower reddish-purple with faint spotting, widely funnel-shaped, wavy, 3" across, hose-in-hose. Inflorescence 2-4 flowered.  Blooms late midseason.  Leaves narrowly elliptic to elliptic, obtuse apex, cuneate base, glossy, glabrous, retained 3 years. Round, dense habit. Grows to a height of 2 ft. in 10 years.  Hardy to -10F (-23C).  Raised and named in Japan.  Hybridized by Gartrell, named after his daughter.

R. 'Betty Anne Voss'

 Photo by Donald Voss

R. 'Arneson Gem'

Deciduous Azalea: 'Arneson Gem'
R. 'C. B. Van Nes' x R. 'Koster's Brilliant Red') x unknown

Flower vivid yellow in throat, shading to reddish-orange at margins, outside red, widely funnel-shaped, 3" across.  Held in ball-shaped trusses with 10 to 15 flowers.  Blooms early midseason to midseason.  Leaves elliptic, apiculate apex, cuneate base, 2" to 3" long, slightly wrinkled above, slightly hairy below.  Upright, spreading habit.  Grows approximately 3 ft. tall in 10 yrs.  Cold hardy to -15F (-26C).  Hybridized by Arneson.

Photo by Harold Greer 

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