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Louise Forrest's Favorite Rhododendrons
ARS Massachusetts Chapter

by Louise Forrest

Rhododendron 'April White' (Mehlquist)
Picture by S & J Perkins
Rhododendron 'April White' growing in Salem NH

FAVORITE RHODIES of Louise Forrest, West Roxbury, MA. 

I'm creating a garden with year round interest. I particularly like the texture of the rhododendrons in the winter landscape. I also am aiming at late blooming gems when I am more likely to be out in the garden. I live near the Arnold Arboretum. My land is mostly light shade, to heavy shade. 

Here are my garden favorites:


  • 'Laurelwood Persimmon'
  • 'April Snow'
  • 'April White'
  • 'Lavender Frost'
  • 'Janet Blair'
  • 'Scintillation'
  • 'Spitfire'
  • 'Senegal'
  • 'Percy Wiseman'
  • 'Way Ahead'
  • 'Karen Seleger'

Leaf and size:

  • R. racemosum
  • 'Patty Bee'
  • R. yakushimanum X williamsianum white form
  • R. serpylifolium
  • 'Treasure'
  • 'Scarlet Wonder'
  • R. schlippenbachii

Late bloom:

  • 'Summer Jewel'
  • 'Summer Summit'
  • R. maximum Weldon Delp's red
  • 'Wintergreen'
  • 'Joseph Hill'

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