The genus Rhododendron encompasses both rhododendrons and azaleas, but unlike most azaleas, most rhododendrons have the advantage of being evergreen, which means their lush leaves have great value in a winter landscape. In early spring, rhododendrons explode with vibrant blooms in a host of colors. Ensure this rite of spring by planting your garden with rhododendrons in the early spring or early fall.
By Kelsey Savage
Emily Burns Morgan