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Rhododendron Hardiness Study


Rhododendron 'Gomer Waterer' (Waterer)
Picture by S & J Perkins
Snowed covered Rhododendron 'Gomer Waterer' (Waterer) in Salem, NH


The Massachusetts Chapter's Rhododendron Hardiness Study provides chapter members the opportunity to participate in a long term study of the hardiness of the rhododendron cultivars being grown in New England. The USDA has established hardiness zones based on average low temperatures.

All  the participants in the study from 1982-1996 are listed below and were given the hardiness information collected.

Dean B Barber Contoocook, NH
Dr. Aif B. Birkrem Canaan, NH
Henk Borsje Duxbury, MA
Dick Brooks Concord, MA
Ann Carlsmith Wilton Center, NH
Allen H. Dann Wayland, MA
Bruno J. Falanga North Andover, MA
Sam Hagner Durham, NH
James P. Huie Westport Point, MA
Willard Hunnewell Wellesley, MA
Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur Lauer Framingham Ctr., MA
Ken Leslie Brewster, MA
Mrs. John Magner Gloucester, MA
Joe B. Parks Dover, NH
Clair A. Smith Belmont, MA
Florrie Smith Mattapoisett, MA
Paul Wieczoreck Huntington, VT
David Wilde Barnet, VT
David A. Wilde Monroe, NH

For more information contact  the Hardiness Program Manager


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