Ornamental Shrubs The foundation of the garden, shrubs combine the longevity of trees with the broad ornamental appeal of perennials. Many of today's cultivars are far more compact, floriferous, and vigorous than ever before, offering exceptional color and texture even in small spaces. We are honored to present Wayside gardeners with a selection of the best classic and new varieties. Note: Height and width measurements listed reflect 10 years' growth.
Botanically, all azaleas are rhododendrons, but trade practice calls the smaller-leaved and deciduous types "azaleas". Superb for home plantings, whether large or small. Attractive foliage (often evergreen), excellent habit and gorgeous flowers combine to make them superb for foundation plantings, naturalizing in woodland settings, and for planting in groups througout the landscape. They require little care. Rhododendrons and azaleas are shallow rooted and should not be planted too deeply. Select a location where they are somewhat protected from drying winds and winter afternoon sun. Culture: Cool, moist acid soil (ph 4.5-6.5) is ideal, particularly one that contains a high percentage of organic matter to retain moisture. A coarse mulch, 2 to 3 inches deep helps retain mositure and reduce weeds, eliminating the need to cultivate, which runs the risk of injuring roots near the surface.
Rhododendron ‘Hilda Niblett’
Rhododendron 'Hilda Niblett' Hilda Niblett is a truly beautiful, one-of-a-kind plant. Its unique, low-maintenance turtle-shaped habit makes it one of the most exciting Robin Hill Azaleas. It bears soft pink, 4-inch flowers heavily marked with a deeper rose-pink. Small, bright green leaves give year-round appeal. 1-gallon container. Cannot ship to WA. Z Z 5-8 | early spring/early summer | shade | H: 12", W: 36-48"
46565 $19.95 ea | 3 for $16.95 ea
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Rhododendron 'Westerns Lollipop' Sweetly scented and richly colored, this deciduous Azalea flowers well into summer even in warm climates, it is also quite cold-hardy, thriving to -25 °F. Autumn brings bright orange and red tones to the foliage. Very mildew-resistant and impervious to most pest, it is a multi season performer. 1-quart container.
Rhododendron ‘Westerns Lollipop’
Z 4-9 | early summer | full sun/part shade | H: 3', W: 5'
48982 $16.95 ea | 3 for 14.95 ea
Rhododendron (Azalea) 'My Mary' An excellent native hybrid deciduous Azalea of compact, 3-4 foot habit, with thick leathery foliage that is insect-proof, and very fragrant flowers of clear, light yellow. Bred from a cross between Rhododendron austrinum and ‘Nacooche’, by the late Mr. George Beaseley of Lavonia, Georgia, an outstanding breeder who worked with native Azaleas. Mr. Beasley was so fond of it he named it in honor of his wife. 1-gallon container. Cannot ship to WA. Z 4-8 | mid spring/late spring | part shade | H: 36-48", W: 36-48"
48541 $27.95 ea | 2 for $25.95 ea
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Rhododendron 'My Mary'
Rhododendron 'Camilla's Blush'
Rhododendron 'Camilla's Blush' A vigorous, sweetly fragrant upright selection of the native Piedmont Azalea, this early bloomer boasts large, rounded trusses of shell-pink to nearly white blooms. At times the flowers anticipate the foliage, and their large, bright pink buds are always prominent on bare stems in the winter garden. Content in dappled sun or partial shade in all but the most northern sites, ‘Camilla’s Blush’ colonizes over time, slowly spreading by stolons into a magnificent planting. Selected by the late native plant authority George Beasley and named for his granddaughter. 1-gallon container. Cannot ship to WA. Z 5-9 | early/mid-spring | part shade | H: 10-15', W: 8'
48544 $27.95 ea | 2 for $25.95 ea
Rhododendron (Azalea) 'Elsie Lee' Outstanding evergreen Azalea ‘Elsie Lee’ offers a wealth of semi-double, 2½-inch lavender-pink spring blooms, held in generous clusters all over a compact, well-branched habit. Bred by master hybridizer Tony Shammarello in Cleveland, Ohio, it is hardy to -15° F. Displays bold yellow, orange, and red fall foliage. 1-gallon container. Cannot ship to WA. Z 5-9 | spring | sun/part shade | H: 30", W: 36"
47113 $24.95 ea | 2 for $22.95 ea
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