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Dick Brooks' Favorite Rhododendrons
ARS Massachusetts Chapter

by Dick Brooks


Rhododendron hippophaeoides 'Haba Shan'
Picture by S & J Perkins
Rhododendron hippophaeoides growing in Concord, MA


FAVORITE RHODIES of Dick Brooks, Concord, MA.

I assume that when you asked for my favorite rhododendrons, you meant those that are actually growing in my garden. If I were to list my favorites from the whole genus, the list would be quite different!

Here are my garden favorites.

LEPIDOTES:

  • R. hippophaeoides
  • R. keiskei 'Yaku Fairy'
  • R. minus Carolinianum Group
  • R. minus Gable compact white form
  • R. websteranum
  • 'April Song'
  • 'April White'
  • 'Arctic Glow'
  • 'Fairy Mary'
  • 'Ginny Gee'
  • 'Malta'
  • 'Pioneer Silvery Pink'
  • 'Rik'
  • 'Southland'
  • 'Tow Head'
  • 'Windbeam'

ELEPIDOTES:

  • R. degronianum var. heptamerum
  • R. oreodoxa var. fargesii
  • R. smirnowii
  • R. sutchuenense
  • R. yakushimanum Exbury form
  • 'Andrew Paton'
  • 'Aviva Ann'
  • 'Bali'
  • 'Barmstedt'
  • Bellringer'
  • 'Blewbury'
  • 'Calsap'
  • 'Crimson Constellation'
  • 'Dean Hall'
  • 'Edmond Amateis'
  • 'Emperor Waltz'
  • 'Firestorm'
  • Francesca'
  • 'Golden Star'
  • 'Great Eastern'
  • 'Hachmann's Polaris'
  • 'Hello Dolly'
  • 'Janet Blair'
  • 'Jonathan Shaw'
  • 'Ken Janeck'
  • 'Mary Belle'
  • 'Maud Corning'
  • 'Mist Maiden'
  • 'Parker's Pink'
  • 'Percy Wiseman'
  • 'Pink Parasol'
  • 'Rochelle'
  • 'Schneebukett'
  • 'Solidarity'
  • 'Tanyosho'
  • 'Vinecrest'
  • 'Vivacious'
  • 'Yaku Prince'
  • R. yakushimanum x R. bureavii

DECIDUOUS AZALEAS:

  • R. albrechtii
  • R. arborescens
  • R. calendulaceum
  • R. cumberlandense 'Camp's Red'
  • R. prinophyllum
  • R. schlippenbachii
  • R. vaseyi
  • R. vaseyi 'White Find'
  • 'Golden Showers'
  • 'Marydel'
  • 'My Mary'
  • 'Narcissiflora'
  • 'Pink and Sweet'
  • 'Summer Lyric'

EVERGREEN AZALEAS:

  • R. kiusianum 'Harunoumi'
  • R. kiusianum 'Hinode'
  • R. kiusianum Leo's White
  • 'Alexander'
  • 'Arnoldiana'
  • 'Eiko San'
  • 'Guy Yerkes'
  • 'Helen Curtis'
  • 'Marilee'
  • 'Palestrina'
  • 'Pink Clusters'
  • 'Springtime'
  • 'Wintergreen'


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