Imperial Nurseries' southern division is located in Quincy, Florida, approximately 20 miles northwest of Tallahassee. The climate in this part of north Florida is mild compared to the endless summers farther south or the long winters of the northern states. The long growing season, abundance of good water, and moderate winter temperatures of this area combine to make it virtually ideal for growing many species of ornamental shrubs and trees in containers.
Although most of the woody ornamentals grown here require little or no cold protection, some species do require special handling because of the prolonged periods of high humidity and warm temperatures that are common in the summer months. There are several cultivars of rhododendron among this group.
At the southern division of Imperial Nurseries the cultivars of rhodondendron receiving special handling are Rhododendron ‘Nova Zembla’, R. ‘Roseum Elegans’, R., ‘English Roseum’, R. ‘Pink Treasurer’ and three catawbiense cultivars —
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