Rhododendron Cultivation and General Information
Where to See Rhodies (Public Gardens Near Us)
- Jenkins Arboretum - Our Chapter home base, Jenkins Arboretum is one of Pennsylvania's major
horticultural showcases of native trees, shrubs, rhododendrons, azaleas,
laurel, blueberries, ferns and wildflowers. Included in the collection are
rhododendron varieties from all over the world.
- John Wister Collection, Tyler Arboretum, Media, PA
- Sott Arboretum, Swarthmore, PA
- Winterthur Garden, Greenville, DE
Where & How to Acquire Rhodies for Your Garden
- Octoraro Farm & Gardens- A wholesale nursery specializing in native azaleas and rhododendrons and native
companion plants, and a choice selection of non-native species and hybrid
- Rare Find
Nursery - Rare Find
propagates over 1,000 Rhododendrons and Azalea varieties. It is open to
the public and also ships east of the Rockies.
VF ARS annual cutting exchange and auction each August -- Become a member
to get involved
VF ARS plants for members distribution each September -- Become a member
to get involved
Mail Order Sources
- Van Veen Nursery - This rhododendron nursery will root your cutting or sell plants propagated from their stock plants. They have an extensive number of varieties including many that are not available in the trade.
- Whitney Gardens & Nursery - Rhododendrons & azaleas, maples, magnolias, kalmia, conifers, camellias, and perennials.
- Plant Addicts - Family owned reseller of a wide variety of bushes, perennials, annuals, succulents, and more.
American Rhododendron Society Links
Partial list of donation recipients from the Valley Forge