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x kalmiothamnus 'Sindelborg'
« on: October 08, 2021, 11:11:56 AM »
Hi everyone, I hope you are all safe and well and enjoying your gardens before the onset of winter?

Could someone please shed some light on a lovely Kalmia - Rhodothamnus cross that I acquired a number of years ago under the name

 x kalmiothamnus "Sindelborg"

It has made a superb little shrub (only 4 ctms tall), but I would be thrilled to gain some knowledge of the provenance?

Many thanks in anticipation.
Cliff Booker
Behind a camera in Whitworth. Lancashire. England.

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Re: x kalmiothamnus 'Sindelberg'
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2021, 03:03:03 PM »
x kalmiothamnus "Sindelberg" is the correct name  for this little cutie, Cliff.
The original  cross was  made  in around 1978 by that master of the ericaceous shrub, Barry Starling.
Parents are Rhodothamnus chamaecistus,  from Europe and the NW American Kalmiopsis leachiana.
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: x kalmiothamnus 'Sindelborg'
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2021, 03:31:08 PM »
Many thanks, Maggi ... I never thought to try "Sindelberg" . perhaps that may assist me to find out more. Keep safe and best wishes.
Cliff Booker
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Re: x kalmiothamnus 'Sindelborg'
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2021, 04:13:04 PM »
See here for more  info on the plant wonder that is Barry Starling:
https://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2509.0

 A man who has made many stunning bigeneric hybrids and raised super rhododendrons too.
Quite something to think that the  x kalmiothamnus 'Sindelberg' was made as far back as 1978 - when we were all a lot younger!
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