Re: [AZ] June bloomers
- Bob Stelloh,
Depending on your location and the seasonal progression in any given
year, many satsukis bloom in June. Cultivars flowering in mid June
would be considered "late bloomers" to satsuki fanciers in the San
Francisco Bay Area and very late bloomers in the hot Great Valley of
California. In my new book on satsuki azaleas, published by Stone
Lantern (800) 776-1167, see Appendix B. Reported Dates of Blooming of
If you want names of a dozen or more late to very late bloomers, just
On Nov 11, 2006, at 3:25 PM, Bob Stelloh wrote:
> At 4:48 PM -0500 on 11/11/06, jbarnes wrote
> It would significantly increase interest if I could give some
> examples of azaleas (or Rhodys) which would be in bloom during the
> festival in mid June. Most of my plants are done blooming by then,
> but I thought I would ask the group for any suggestions they might
> Some deciduous that bloom for me around mid-June are
> Dawn's Chorus
> some Gregory Bald native hybrids
> July Joy
> Weston's Parade
> Ribbon Candy
> and R. maximum can bloom that early sometimes.
> Tediously, you could look at each of the deciduous images we have at
> http://www.pbase.com/azaleasociety - most of the full-size pictures
> include the date and location where it was taken, precisely so you
> can see when that plant bloomed where .
> And a lot of satsuki evergreens bloom around mid-June.
> Bob Stelloh Hendersonville NC USDA Zone 7
- Bob,Unfortunately the photos of Aromis seem to be sans dates so I have no idea about bloom times.June is a lot warmer here in June than Hendersonville, so I have problems with Arborescens. I have some from Greg Bald that do quite well and others that do very poorly, and no way to predict which is which. I am going to test some Westons.Thanks for t he advice.On Nov 11, 2006, at 6:25 PM, Bob Stelloh wrote:
http://www.pbase.com/azaleasociety - most of the full-size pictures
include the date and location where it was taken, precisely so you
can see when that plant bloomed where .
And a lot of satsuki evergreens bloom around mid-June.
Bob Stelloh Hendersonville NC USDA Zone 7
- John, Are you certain that Greenwood is Zone 7B? Here
west of Columbia in rural Lexington County we are Zone
8A, but since my site is sandills I can growth azalea
species of the coastal plain, piedmont and mountains
well. What is the planting site like soil-wise,
drainage, slope and moisture? What size plants do you
need and by when? Usually I only have small plants,
rarely anything in landscape ready proportions.
Eastmanii blooms in mid-May in Greenwood County almost
in town along Curltail Creek.
To attain mid-June flowering in natives you are
limited to early forms of prunifolium, late forms of
arborescens, late viscosum, serrulatum, hybrids of
prunifolium with arborescens. I grow a form of
prunifolium named Early Prune, that roots easily even
now and a late arborescens named Judd's Arb. I think
I have seedlings of a cross of these two. I have a
few rooted cuttings of Camps Red, maybe 6 inches tall,
2 years old.
I have had no real problems in growing any of the
Weston azaelas here. I don't fertilize anything
though, as I believe it weakens the plant. Larger
cuttings of azaleas can be rooted to create what looks
like a 3-4 year old plant. How about the azaleas
Summer Lyric and George Beasley from Transplant
Nursery. If I were you I would seek the advice of
Jeff Beasley at Transplant in Lavonia, GA. They have
the plants and the knowledge.
--- jbarnes <jbarnes@...> wrote:
> Lander University here in Greenwood SC(zone 7b) is____________________________________________________________________________________
> in the process of
> turning its campus into an arboretum stressing
> native plants. Park
> Seed is a major factor here in the larger community
> ad is the
> sparkplug behind a Flower festival in mid June
> which is a pretty big
> deal (by local standards). I am trying to interest
> the arboretum
> committee to use some azaleas, especially natives
> and Aromi hybrids.
> It would significantly increase interest if I could
> give some
> examples of azaleas (or Rhodys) which would be in
> bloom during the
> festival in mid June. Most of my plants are done
> blooming by then,
> but I thought I would ask the group for any
> suggestions they might
> have. I have wondered if anything with prunifolium
> in the gene pool
> might work.
> John Barnes
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- Mike the USDA Hardiness map for SC shows the line between 7b and 8a pretty close to I- 20, which puts me about 50-70 miles north of 8a.The soil here is red clay but not as heavy as it is north of us in the foothills. Lander will prep the area to profide whatever drainage and amendments are needed, and I expect it will be irrigatedI've been working with Jeff and Lisa Beasley for 20 years but don't see many June bloomers in the curtailed line they now offer.I will ask their advice and I am going to try some Westons.I would be very interested in Early Prune, Judd's Arb., and Camps red. If you could spare a rooted cutting or I would be glad to drive over and pick them up.Some Aromis are doing very well for me, and I have hopes to get Lander to se some of them because of their general robust character. I think that mght get enough notice to influence the nursury industry hereabouts. But The ideal blooming time would have to be compromised, I think.John BarnesOn Nov 13, 2006, at 9:30 PM, Mike Creel wrote: