Rhododendrons & Azaleas
Tips & Ideas
Fertilize azaleas and rhododendrons with an acidic fertilizer when new growth begins in the spring, again at bloom time or right after; then feed monthly until August.
Always prune Rhodies after bloom and never more than 1/3 of total plant. Shearing Azaleas after flowering will keep them lower and denser and always produces more bloom year to year.
Are your rhody leaves notched?
That would be the work of the root weevil! Their larvae feed on the rhododendron roots. Usually the shrub will out compete the insects however if the damage is extensive you made need to dispatch with them; come on in and our nursery or garden center personnel can show you some product options for getting rid of them.
If you want to get a look at these long-snouted, evil weevils, they are most active at night. We have a natural organic root weevil spray that works!
Wight’s 2014 Rhody List
The American Rhododendron Society is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage interest in and to disseminate information about the genus Rhododendron.
The Rhododendron Species Foundation & Botanical Garden is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the conservation, public display, and distribution of Rhododendron species.
Greer Garden – Famous for the Rare and Unusual plants
Monrovia Horticultural Craftsmen: a wholesale grower for Wight’s.
Encore® Azaleas are the only patented brand of azaleas to bloom in spring, summer and fall.
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When Rhododendrons and Azaleas are in bloom they can be magnificent show stoppers! With a variety of foliages and blooms these shrubs are a staple of NW gardens. Both Rhododendrons and Azaleas can be evergreen or deciduous with thousands of varieties available.
Wight’s stocks the best hybrids from NW breeders always keeping an eye out for the best foliages, flower colors, and quality of the shrubs so that you will have an attractive plant throughout the year whether in bloom or not. Discover our selection of specie and “Yak” hybrid Rhododendrons (Japanese Yakushimanum specie) – we have the best assortment of unusual species and “Yak” Rhododendrons in the NW. Looking for a new hybrid? Wight’s will always find the latest and greatest in Rhododendrons and Azaleas.
Rhodies and Azaleas love our acid soil and like to be moist but not waterlogged. All thrive in part sun/part shade but many do well in full sun or full shade. They are very shallow rooted so it is wise not to cultivate around them.