[Fwd: FW: nurseries]
Those folks were right pretty prompt in getting back to me. Here is the somewhat dated list of sources provided by the Polly Hill Arboretum.
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Subject: FW: nurseries Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2008 10:00:41 -0500 From: Tom Clark <Tom@...> To: <bill@...>
Our plant recorder tracked down the list. As I mentioned before this list is old, nearly 10 years out of date. I know that some of these nurseries are no longer in business, notably Heronswood (at least not in its former glory) and Roslyn. We-Du is now operating under the name Meadowbrook Nursery.
Please let me know if you have questions.
Thomas E. Clark
Collections & Grounds Manager
The Polly Hill Arboretum
P.O. Box 561
809 State Road
West Tisbury , MA 02575
Tel. (508) 693-9426
Fax. (508) 693-5772
From: Nancy Weaver [mailto:Nancy@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 9:48 AM
To: 'Tom Clark'
Where are plants that Polly Hill introduced available? 10/9/98 NW
Donorama’s Nursery 627-8366
Middletown Nursery 693-9370
Vineyard Gardens 693-8511
Retail mail order: There may be a charge for catalogue.
Bovee’s Nursery Roslyn Nursery
1737 SW Coronado 211 Burrs Lane
Portland , OR , 97219 Dix Hills , NY , 11746
Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery
Carol’s Collectables maybe not mail order 2825 Cummings Road
91 Perry Hill Rd Medford , OR , 97501
Ashford, Ct, 06278 541-772-6846
Carlson’s Gardens Twombly Nursery, Inc.
Box 305 163 Barn Hill Road
South Salem , NY , 10590 Monroe , CT , 06468
22 Robertsville Road Wavecrest Nursery
Marlboro , NJ , 07746 2509 Lakeshore Dr
732-536-2591 Fennville , MI , 49408
Eastern Plant Speciallties
Box 226 Heronswood Nursery Ltd
Georgetown , ME , 04548 7530 NE 288th ST.
207-371-2888 Kingston , WA , 98346-9502
P.O. Box 330 We-Du Nursery
Greenwich , NJ , 08323 Route 5, Box 724
609-451-6261 Marion , N.C. , 28752
990 Tetherow Road Pushepetappa Gardens
Williams, OR, 97544-9599 2317 Washington St .
541-846-7269 Franklintou , LA , 70438
1280 Goodpasture Island Rd.
Eugene , OR , 97401-1794
Oliver Nurseries, Inc.
1159 Bronson Rd.
Fairfield , CT , 06430
Visitor Center Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Plant Recorder
Polly Hill Arboretum, Inc.
P.O. Box 561
West Tisbury , MA 02575
The Mass Chapter P4M often carries Polly Hill's azaleas.
We could certainly make cuttings available to other Chapters next year
with the caution that in the garden many of Polly Hill's plants are
not true to name by this I mean they are Polly Hill plants but over
the years these plants are close enough in appearance that they are
often mislabeled in the garden.
'Michelle Hill' seems to be the easies to grow in a zone 5 climate.
'Marydel' a deciduous azlaea by Hill is in my opinion the best
deciduous azalea for southern New Hampshire all things considered. It
is the best R. atlanticum or R atlanticum hybrid I have ever seen.
- Most all the Polly Hill evergreen azaleas have nakaharae in their bloodline
and a more cascading form then the "Bovee" form of the species. Bob Bovee of
the West Coast, Portland OR? is credited with introducing the species. The
straight species seems to be perfectly hardy for me on most winters at -10F
with or without snow cover. The Polly Hill evergreen azaleas had the
Japanese breeder/collector Rokujo to thank for sending her seed. She was
very pleased at how well they flourished in her "Play Pen" which was a large
enclosed area to keep out varmints. I have had problems reestablishing the
'Mt Seven Stars' form of nakaharae that Polly Hill selected as it does seem
less hardy or less vigorous. The rabbits really like the nakaharae and its
hybrids more than any other evergreen azalea I grow. We grow 'Michael Hill',
'Alexander', 'Susannah Hill', 'Mini Pink' (I believe Mini Pink is her's) and
'Late Love' fairly successfully. They all like to have some shade and good
moisture levels to do well here.
'Gabrielle Hill' 'Jeff Hill', and 'Joseph Hill' have not performed as well
but every garden is different.
Most of the Polly Hill hybrids are very popular in the Massachusetts and
Cape Cod chapter as they have such a small footprint on the garden and just
seem to love being on a slope so they can cascade. The late bloom time is
perfect for the June garden where they really put on a show.
Sally Perkins, Salem, NH where it is currently 0F at 7 AM. Coldest night of
the year. Suppose to warm up. Hope the orange crop in Florida is ok.