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Morris Arboretum Hosts American Rhododendron Society Sale: May 8 and 9
May 5, 2009, Volume 55, No. 32


One of the many varieties of azaleas available at the Morris Arboretum’s Rhododendron Society Plant Sale, May 8 and 9.

On Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9, the Morris Arboretum will host a Plant Sale for the American Rhododendron Society in lieu of its full-blown annual Plant Sale.

Due to construction of the Morris Arboretum’s new Horticulture Center (being built at Bloomfield Farm, the usual site of the plant sale), the annual Plant Sale has been postponed until 2010, when the Horticulture Center is complete. The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will continue to hold its annual Plant Sale at the Morris Arboretum at the bottom of the hill on the Compton (garden) side, and Morris Arboretum members will still be able to receive their bonus dividend plant.

Beautiful specimens of rhododendrons will be on sale, including outstanding varieties of large-leaf (elepidotes) and small-leaf (lepidotes) rhododendrons, as well as azaleas, both evergreen and deciduous, and kalmias (mountain laurels). Native rhododendrons as well as hybrids and exotic species will be represented, and experts will be on hand to answer questions.


The hours for the Rhododendron Sale and Morris Arboretum dividend plant pick up are:

Friday, May 8 from 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

The sale is open to the public and Arboretum members receive a 10% discount on purchases.

For more information, please call (215) 247-5777 or visit the Morris Arboretum online at www.morrisarboretum.org.


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