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Trees & Shrubs

Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘George Reynolds’ Exbury Deciduous Azalea

Large yellow blooms marked with an orange blotch.  Fall color is a coppery bronze.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Gibralter’ Exbury Deciduous Azalea

Large, ball-shaped trusses of orange flowers in spring.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Holy Moly’ Deciduous Summer Azalea

A late-blooming azalea hybrid developed at Carlson’s Gardens. Hot coral flowers on a vigorous plant. Blooms late June into July.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Jane Abbott’ Deciduous Azalea

Large and  deliciously fragrant flowers of coral-pink. A Rhododendron prinophyllum hybrid from Frank Abbott of Saxtons River VT.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Knap Hill Red’ Exbury Deciduous Azalea

Very showy bright red flowers in spring.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Lemon Drop’ Deciduous Summer Azalea

Peach buds open to lemon yellow flowers in mid-July.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Lollipop’ Deciduous Summer Azalea

Very fragrant pink flowers with yellow flares in mid-June.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Mandarin Lights’ Deciduous Lights Azalea

A hardy ‘Lights’ cultivar with mandarin-orange flowers in spring.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Millenium’ Deciduous Summer Azalea

Deep red flowers in summer with glaucous blue-green, mildew-resistant foliage. Bred at Weston’s Nursery in Massachusetts.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Narcissiflora’ Deciduous Azalea

Fragrant double lemon yellow flowers in spring on an upright shrub.

6-8 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Overtime’ Deciduous Summer Azalea

A late-blooming azalea hybrid developed at Carlson’s Gardens. Red buds open to luscious coral-orange blossoms from late July into August.  This has done well here at Rocky Dale and blooms for a long time!

4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Pink and Sweet’ Deciduous Summer Azalea

Fragrant pale pink flowers in late June. From Weston Nursery.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Rosy Lights’ Deciduous Lights Azalea

Fragrant bright rose-pink flowers in late May. A very hardy and reliable ‘Lights’ azalea.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Weston’s Innocence’ Deciduous Summer Azalea

Very fragrant white flowers in late June. Fall color is burgundy.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘White Lights’ Deciduous Lights Azalea

Pale pink buds open to blush-white flowers in this lovely hardy “Lights” hybrid.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Aglo’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Masses of coral-pink flowers in early May. A small-leaved, compact variety that is very hardy and reliable.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘April White’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Covers itself in early spring with double white flowers. A small-leaved variety that is compact and tidy.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Boule de Neige’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Slow-growing and compact to 5′ with large pure white flowers. One of the hardiest of the large-leaved types.

4-6 feet Part Shade/Shade 3
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Capistrano’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Beautiful, frilly lemon-yellow flowers. Dense, mounding habit. Considered one of David Leach’s best yellows. Large-leaved.

4-6 feet Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Catawbiense Alba’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Blushed lilac buds open to pure white flowers. An old, very hardy large-leaved variety.

8-10 feet Part Shade/Shade 3
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Catawbiense Chionoides’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Large trusses of white flower with yellow centers in spring. Foliage is narrow and dark green and habit is dense and compact.

5-6 feet Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Crete’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Pink buds open to white blooms. Large leaves with beige indumentum. Typical low mounding form of a Yak hybrid.

2-4 feet Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Cunningham White’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Pink buds open to large trusses of white flowers freckled with yellow-green to brown.  Habit is dense and foliage is dark green.

5-6 feet Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Florence Parks’ Evergreen Rhododendron

A floriferous, hardy dark purple rhododendron with attractive dark green foliage bred in New Hampshire by Joe Parks.

5-6 feet Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Mary Fleming’ Evergreen Rhododendron

A low-mounding, small-leaved cultivar with yellow flowers tinged with pink.  Foliage is bronze green deepening to a darker bronze in winter.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Midnight Ruby’ Evergreen Rhododendron

A Weston Nursery introduction. Deep reddish-purple flowers in early spring on a low, mounding plant. Small-leaved.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Molly Fordham’ Evergreen Rhododendron

A slow-growing, small-leaved compact form with white flowers blushed pink in early spring.

3-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Nova Zembla’ Evergreen Rhododendron

An old and reliable variety with deep magenta-red blooms. Large-leaved.

4-6 feet Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Percy Wiseman’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Cream blooms are brushed with pink and apricot. Compact mounded form with dark green foliage.

3-4 feet Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Pioneer Silvery Pink’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Light pink blooms in spring. An upright-growing, small-leaved semi-evergreen cultivar.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘PJM Elite’ Evergreen Rhododendron

A small leafed cultivar superior in all ways to the original with a later bloom time so those late frosts are not a worry. Purple flowers in early spring.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Pohjola’s Daughter’ Finnish Evergreen Rhododendron

A University of Helsinki intro bred for large leaves, showy blooms and and very hardy flower buds.  Lavender-pink buds open to light pink blooms that mature to white.  Habit is compact.

3-5 feet Part Shade/Shade
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Purple Gem’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Small bluish-green leaves and masses of small violet flowers.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Purple Passion’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Dark violet-purple flowers on large trusses. A large-leaved form with a dense, rounded habit.

4-6 feet Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Sappho’ Evergreen Rhododendron

White flowers with striking dark purple blotches in spring. Large-leaved variety with an upright open habit.

6-8 feet Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Trocadero’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Large trusses of striking red-purple flowers over glossy foliage in late spring.

3-4 feet Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON ‘Windbeam’ Evergreen Rhododendron

White flowers edged in apricot, fading to pink over time. Lovely multicolored effect in spring. Small-leafed.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON arborescens Sweet Azalea

This eastern native azalea has fragrant white to pale pink flowers with contrasting red stamens.  Blooms in late spring and the fall color is red to purple.  Grows fast with an open habit.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON canadense ‘Alba’ Rhodora

Star-like white flowers and gray-green foliage. Native to the swamps and bogs of the Northeast.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON cumberlandense Cumberland Azalea

These are plants from seed collected by one of our customers from the mountains of Virginia.  They’ve been growing in South Starksboro!  Bright red-orange flowers in late June/early July.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON maximum ‘Roseum’ Rosebay Rhododendron

Large, wide growing New England native with late spring pink flowers.

8-10 feet Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON mucronulatum Korean Rhododendron

Rosy purple flowers in early spring before the leaves emerge. Try with forsythia!

4-8 feet Sun/Part Shade
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON mucronulatum ‘Cornell Pink’ Korean Rhododendron

Blooms in late April with clear pink flowers before the leaves emerge. A bright pop of color in early spring. Lovely with white narcissus.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON prinophyllum Swamp Pink, (R. roseum)

A VT native shrub with pink flowers in May and a wonderful clove scent. The habit is upright and rounded in full sun.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON prinophyllum ‘Marie Hoffman’ Roseshell Azalea

A triploid form of the Vermont native species with larger, clear pink fragrant flowers.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 3
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON schlippenbachii Royal Azalea

Upright growing with the leaves in whorls around stems. Beautiful soft pink flowers just before the leaves. Doesn’t always bloom for us, but the foliage is worth it.

6-8 feet Part Shade/Shade 5
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON viscosum Swamp Azalea

A native azalea with delicate, fragrant lavender-pink blooms that open in June.  Habit is loose and open.  Great for wet locations.

3-8 feet Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON viscosum ‘Pink Mist’ Swamp Azalea

A form of a native azalea with delicate pink blooms. Fragrant flowers in June.  Upright habit.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON yakushimanum ‘Ken Janeck’ Evergreen Rhododendron

Considered one of the best ‘Yak’ hybrids. Heavily indumented large leaves. Pink flowers fade to white. Habit compact and mounding.

2-4 feet Part Shade/Shade 4
Tree/Shrub RHODODENDRON yakushimanum x smirnowii Evergreen Rhododedron

Beautiful foliage with silvery indumentum on the new growth. Lovely pink flowers.

4-6 feet Part Shade/Shade 4