Vireyas Hawaii

Vireyas Hawaii will focus on varieties of Rhododendron known to grow in Hawaii. The primary focus is tropical Vireya Rhododendron, but we also have information on warm-climate varieties of Maddenia, and some big-leafed forms of Rhododendron.

Included on the Vireyas Hawaii site will be information about Hawaii's Vireya and other Rhododendrons, gleaned from both anecdotal and scientific sources, regarding the native environment, hybrid parentage, propagation, plant form and growth habit, and bloom size and frequency, across the wide range of Hawaii's micro-environment.

We are under construction, now, so please stay tuned!

Please enjoy some of the photos we took during our trip to the 2001 New Zealand Rhododendron Association Annual Conference, and these links to our Vireya Friends.

Vireya Net contains information and a photogallery for Vireya Rhododendrons
The American Rhododendron Society - Tropical Rhododendrons for the Home and Greenhouse: Vireyas in Cool Climates
Bovees Nursery, a US source of Vireya Rhododendron
Tropical rhodies for the mountains.(Vireyas rhododendron) (Brief Article) from Sunset Magazine, 1999