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Posted by hawaii50 z10 HI (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 26, 06 at 20:30

What are the varieties of azaleas/rhododendrons that will bloom most prolifically in zone 11?

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RE: Warm Growers

Hawaii has special problems, temperate climate with no seasons. There is a American Rhododendron Chapter in Hilo, Hawaii. It can be contacted at:

They have a list of "Proven Performers" at:

The list is all Vireya Rhododendrons which are subtropical and tropical plants originating from places like Borneo and New Guinea. The recommended varieties include:

'Birat Red'
'Candy Halo'
'Charming Valentino'
'Cristo Rey'
'Dawn Chorus'
'Doris Mossman'
'Elegant Bouquet'
'First Light'
'Great Scent-sation'
'Haloed Gold'
'Harry Wu'
'Highland Arabesque'
'Humbolata Bay'
'Java Light'
'Jock's Cairn'
'Littlest Angel'
'Lucie Sorensen'
'Mount Pirie'
'Saint Valentine'
'Simbu Sunset'
'Sirunki Lake'
'Tropic Glow'
'Vladimir Bukovsky'

A source of such plants is:

Here is a link that might be useful: Hawaii Chapter of American Rhododendron Society

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