Eugene Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society
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• A good synopsis of the genus Rhododendron
Planting and Growing Rhododendrons Successfully
• Plant Culture and Care including information on planting, fertilizing, pruning and deadheading
Information on Azalea Lace Bugs
• Lace bugs are becoming a large problem for rhododendrons in the Willamette Valley. Here is a good link for information about Lace Bugs.
• For Oregon (ARS District 4)
ARS Rhododendrons of the Year
Acer circinatum (Vine Maple) -
Acer palmatum (Japanese Maple) -
Cornus kousa (Korean Dogwood)
Enkianthus campanulatus (Redvein Enkianthus) -
Stewartia pseudocamellia (Japanese Stewartia)
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Gracilis’ (Dwarf Hinoke Cypress)
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Lutea’ (Dwarf Yellow Hinoki Cypress)
Corylopsis pauciflora (Winter Hazel) -
Corylopsis sinensis (Winter Hazel) -
Fuchsia magellanica -
Hamamelis (Witch Hazel) -
Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf Hydranges) -
Pieris japonica ‘Flaming Silver’ -
Vaccinium glauco album -
Vaccinium ovatum (Evergreen Huckleberry) -
Aconitum napellus (Monkshood), Anemone blanda (English Wood Anemone)
Aruncus aethusifolius (Dwarf Goatsbeard), Asarum europaeum (European Wild Ginger), Asarum ‘Splendens’ (Chinese Wild Ginger), Astilbe (all are nice),
Astrantia major (many cultivars are nice), Beesia deltophylla,
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ (lightens up the shade), Cardamine trifolora
Cardiocrinum giganteum (Giant Himalayan Lily -
Cornus canadensis (Bunchberry), Cyclamen hederifolium (wonderful leaf patterns),
Cyclamen coum (bright winter flowers), Disporum cantoniense ‘Night Heron’,
Disporum flavens (Fairy Bells), Epimedium (There are many nice ones),
Erythronium oregonum (Fawn Lily), Hakonechloa macro ‘Aureola’ (Japanese Forest Grass -
Helleborus argutifolius (Corsican hellebore), Heuchera (There are many nice ones, such as ‘Obsidian’), Hosta (You can never have too many, but the slugs love them.) Omphalodes cappadocica ‘Starry Eyes’,
Polyganatum odoratum ‘Variegata’ (Variegated Solomon Seal),
Primula (There are many nice ones), Pulmonaria, Saxafraga umbrosa ‘London Pride’,
Thalictrum delavayi (Yunnan Meadow Rue), Thalictrum kiusianum (Kyoshu Meadow Rue),
Tricyrtis (Toad Lily), Trillium ovatum (Western Wake Robin)
Ferns are a wonderful way to create contrast in shape, form, and texture in the rhododendron garden and there are many from which to choose.
Polystichum munitum (Western Sword Fern) is one of the best as it adds a pleasing architectural element to the garden and is evergreen.
Polystichum neolobatum has beautiful, shiny green fronds and has year-
Polystichum polybrephrem (Japanese Tassel Fern) has softer texture in the summer but unrolls fronds magnificently in the spring.
Polystichum setiferum ‘Divisilobum Multilobum’ is a wonderfully soft twisted mass of fronds. Terrific change in texture for rhododendrons and a lighter green.
Adiantum aleuticum (Western Maidenhair Fern) is a terrific, light and airy plant.
Athyrium angustum forma rubellum (Lady in Red). Red stipes. Spreads very slowly.
Blechnum spicant (Deer Fern) is a very interesting native fern.
There are many good Dryopteris ferns but among the best is Dryopteris wallichiana ‘Molten Lava’, a large handsome fern. Most Dryopteris are deciduous
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