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Al Fitzburgh lives and gardens in Caldwell NJ, USDA Zone 6A. He is a retired dentist and has been growing and hybridizing rhododendrons since 1971. The main thrust of his hybridizing has been toward creating hardy dwarf hybrids with exceptional foliage and pure colors.

Habit of Fitzburgh rhododendron 'Silver Angel'
 
Silver Angel
Yaku Angel x pachysanthum
Hardy to -10, typical Yakusianum with pink to white flower
3' x 3' in 20 yrs - blooms mid May
Hybridized for its foliage with silver tomentum, light tan indumentum, and very dense growth

rhododendron 'creamery'
Creamery
Catanea x Lacteum hybrid x Mary Swaythling x self
Hardy to -10 lavender flowers fading to cream
5' x 8' in 20 yrs - blooms in early May
Very thick leaves, may be polyploid.

Habit of rhododendron 'Yellow Eyes'
close-up of rhododendron 'Yellow Eyes'
Yellow Eyes
Carolinianum hybrid
Hardy to -5, white petals with a pronounced yellow flare on the upper 3 petals
3' in 20 years, blooms early May, foliage dense, leaf convex

R. ' ' habit
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Catalgia-x-vernicosum


Image to come
 
Unnamed
Catawbiense Album x unknown
Hardy to -10, 4" white flowers
5' in 20 years blooms mid May, foliage 5" x 3" dark green

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Unnamed
Catanea x Fortunei x griersonianum
Hardy to -10, 4" dark pink flowers, 6" ball truss
4' in 20 years- blooms in late May
Medium Green. 5" x 2.5"


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Unnamed
Diaprepes x sutchenese
Hardy to -10, 5" flower, pink with a dark red flare
8' in 20 yrs, loose truss, blooms Mid May
Very thick branches


 

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