Help me find yellow azalea

marcia1(4/5 WI)April 26, 2013

I received a wonderful light yellow azalea from sis, about 25 years ago (might have been historical variety.
It had been doing well until I moved this past year. I did have about 20 bloom clusters last spring, but.this spring it looks like I will have one viable branch.
I know that moving a mature bush is chancy..and from sandy loam to amended clay didn't help..but.
Does anyone remember Walnolong Nursery in Morris Plains NJ?. The owners have since retired from business, but do any of you from the area; know of the family or have seen this light yellow bush? It is hardy to my zone 5...would love to get another...will still pamper my one branch.

This post was edited by marcia1 on Fri, Apr 26, 13 at 19:50

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akamainegrower

There are many light yellow deciduous azaleas. You may be able to find the one you're looking for in Kenneth Cox's Color Book of Rhododendrons and Azaleas or in the listings of a large nursery such as Fairweather, Weston or Greer Gardens.

I believe the nursery you're asking about was Watnong Nursery. The owners, Don and Hazel Smith, have been deceased for a number of years now. The former nursery has been expanded into a public garden.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 5:02AM
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marcia1(4/5 WI)

Thanks so very much. Will check library and the nurseries:)
Will let my sis know that the nursery is now a public garden.
They often visit friends in the area, am certain that a visit would be on her list!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 11:38AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Looks like a Mollis azalea.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 12:30AM
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