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Rhododendrons Love the Comox Valley

The North Island chapter of the American Rhododendron Society is based in the beautiful Comox Valley.  Serving the surrounding communities of northern Vancouver Island,  this ARS chapter is a welcoming place to enjoy rhododendrons and azaleas.  Our regular meetings occur on the second Tuesday of each month (except May thru August) at the United Church in Comox – 250 Beach Drive.

 

The chapter is on summer hiatus until the September 11th meeting.
         

Rhododendron of the Month: 

‘Cilpinense’ 

‘Cilpinense’ is a dwarf rhododendron with comparatively large blush pink flowers touched with deeper pink that sparkle in the sunlight.
With lovely small to medium deep forest green leaves, this Rhodo is free flowering in early March.
Grows to approximately 3’ X 3’ in 10 years and cold hardy to 5°F (-15°C).
Parents are R. ciliatum x R. moupinense.
‘Cilpinense’ has achieved the RHS Award of Garden Merit.