All Posts   Posted:   April 6, 2015 by Angela Hoyt - Dennis' 7 Dees Plant Buyer

While taking a picnic to the Crystal Springs garden last week and admiring all of the gorgeous Rhododendrons, my husband asked “Why do all rhododendrons have to always be so big? Can’t they make Rhododendrons small enough for our yard?”

Alas there’s hope!

While many of our lots can no longer hold the Pacific Northwest staple of an 8’ rhododendron, there are some awesome varieties that stay small. In my opinion, the varieties with the best colors stay small.

Close your eyes and think of Crater Lake and its pristine crystal blue waters. Open your eyes and you will find that same crystal blue bloom on Rhododendron ‘Crater Lake’. It only gets 3’x 3’.

 Night Editor has really dark purple blooms, the size of a nickel, and bloom prolifically.  Night Editor has an upright growth habit reaching 4’.

A dwarf gem with HUGE hot pink flowers is Kimbeth. She will reach 2-3’ x 2-3’ with a perfect round habit. Kimbeth is a true show stopper in full bloom.

If you have a little more room and would love to add some warmth to the garden, Rhododendron Nancy Evans is a necessity. Nancy will reach 4’ x 4’ and boasts orange-red buds that open to a bright amber bloom. AMBER! How awesome is that?!

Rhododendron ‘Impeditum’ is the perfect choice if you need to plug a hole in your garden or create an accent with an evergreen plant. Standing at whopping 1 foot, Impeditum flourishes in bright purple blooms mid-season.

If purple, pink or blue is not your color, maybe white is? Rhododendron Snow is not only neat because of the 3’x3’ size and huge 3”stark white blooms. The leaves dark green glossy leaves are topped with small fuzzy hairs. These hairs create a defense against insects (like lace bugs) while creating a glistening look in the morning sun.

There’s no need for dreaming while wondering through the Rhododendron Park. You can now make those Pacific Northwest dreams a reality!

While taking a picnic to the Crystal Springs garden last week and admiring all of the gorgeous Rhododendrons, my husband asked “Why do all rhododendrons have to always be so big? Can’t they make Rhododendrons small enough for our yard?”

Alas there’s hope!

While many of our lots can no longer hold the Pacific Northwest staple of an 8’ rhododendron, there are some awesome varieties that stay small. In my opinion, the varieties with the best colors stay small.

Close your eyes and think of Crater Lake and its pristine crystal blue waters. Open your eyes and you will find that same crystal blue bloom on Rhododendron ‘Crater Lake’. It only gets 3’x 3’.

 Night Editor has really dark purple blooms, the size of a nickel, and bloom prolifically.  Night Editor has an upright growth habit reaching 4’.

A dwarf gem with HUGE hot pink flowers is Kimbeth. She will reach 2-3’ x 2-3’ with a perfect round habit. Kimbeth is a true show stopper in full bloom.

If you have a little more room and would love to add some warmth to the garden, Rhododendron Nancy Evans is a necessity. Nancy will reach 4’ x 4’ and boasts orange-red buds that open to a bright amber bloom. AMBER! How awesome is that?!

Rhododendron ‘Impeditum’ is the perfect choice if you need to plug a hole in your garden or create an accent with an evergreen plant. Standing at whopping 1 foot, Impeditum flourishes in bright purple blooms mid-season.

If purple, pink or blue is not your color, maybe white is? Rhododendron Snow is not only neat because of the 3’x3’ size and huge 3”stark white blooms. The leaves dark green glossy leaves are topped with small fuzzy hairs. These hairs create a defense against insects (like lace bugs) while creating a glistening look in the morning sun.

There’s no need for dreaming while wondering through the Rhododendron Park. You can now make those Pacific Northwest dreams a reality!