Plants of the Week of April 27th 2018
Percy Wiseman Rhododendron has bright colored flowers of pinks and corals. Rhododendrons are shade loving evergreens in our area, needing to be shaded from noon to 5 by trees or buildings. Percy reaches about 4 feet tall and wide. Likes soils that moist but not boggy and acidic soils.
Kimono May Snow Azalea is a new azalea with large pure white blooms. They flower later than standard azaleas and behaves like a ground-cover keeping to about 16 inches tall and 36 inches wide. Like Rhodies, they are best planted in noon to 5 shade. Likes soils that moist but not boggy and acidic soils. Azaleas are semi evergreen in our area where they can loose their leaves if the winters are cold enough.
President Grevy Lilac is a "blue" lilac with a strong fragrance and lots of blooms! Lilacs handle full sun to part sun conditions. President Grevy is tall growing to about 8 to 10 feet tall and 10 to 12 feet wide. It makes a great backdrop to other plants or can be used as a hedge mixed with either evergreens or summer blooming plants. Lilacs love alkaline soil and chili winters, so our area is great for them.