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Arboretum Spring Plant Sale
Time: Apr 09, 2016 (08:00 AM)
Location: Donald E. Davis Arboretum


On Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. until noon, the Davis Arboretum will host a native azalea sale featuring the Auburn Azalea series. The Auburn Azalea series is a collection of hybrid native azaleas that are planted throughout campus, including Samford Lawn, the President’s House, and the Davis Arboretum, and come in various colors, including multiple shades of orange. The native beauties represent more than three decades of breeding trials brought to you by the tireless dedication of Auburn scientists, faculty and staff, including the the late professor of fisheries R. O’Neal “Smitty” Smitherman, the late dean of the College of Agriculture Dennis Rouse, retired researcher at Auburn's Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station Tom Corley, retired Auburn University Professor of Music and Composer Robert Greenleaf, and many others. The series includes spectacular cultivars such as ‘Samford Sorbet,’ ‘Tiger,’ ‘Aubie,’ ‘War Eagle,’ ‘Plainsman’ and more. Gardeners will enjoy the showy and colorful blooms combined with the hardiness and long bloom season of the Auburn Azaleas. Newly planted native azaleas require regular watering, but once established are resilient and can withstand drought and the intense heat of summer. The plants will grow in partial shade, full shade or full sun; prefer moist, well-drained soil along steams, rivers and lakes.

To ensure accuracy, each of the plants sold in the Auburn Azalea series are grown from tissue culture. Plants in the series come in a variety of colors and can be purchased each A-Day at the Davis Arboretum’s spring plant sale. Auburn Azaleas can also be purchased at the fall plant sale or by mail order from October 1 to March 1. All proceeds from the plant sales directly benefit the Davis Arboretum. For more information, visit the Davis Arboretum website and to learn more about the Auburn Azalea series, visit the Auburn Azalea website.


Arboretum Spring Plant Sale

Last updated: 04/01/2016