Winners 2011

Oriental Spruce

Rhododendron 'Weston's Sparkler'

Rhododendron Weston's Sparkler

Rhododendron Weston's Sparkler


  

Rhododendron ‘Weston’s Sparkler’
Rhododendron ‘Weston’s Sparkler’

A fine example of the type of plant suitable for the Cary Award. In addition to being a beautiful plant, it is durable, hardy to zone 4, and pest and disease resistant. Its rich pink flowers, with elegantly ruffled petals, open in early July and perfume the air with a spicy fragrance.  

The deciduous leaves have blue green cast in summer and take on lovely burgundy hues in the fall before dropping. When grown in full sun or partial shade ‘Weston’s Sparkler’ has the potential to reach 12’ tall.

This cultivar, which was selected by the late Ed Mezitt of Weston Nurseries, was named a Proven Performer by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society.