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Strange looking ericaceous plant
« on: August 25, 2018, 08:47:15 PM »
A friend sent me a picture of a plant which she found on a hike in the Dolomites. It grew on limestone with
Rhododendron hirsutum and Rhodothamnus chamaecistus nearby. Our question is: Are there any hybrids 
described or what can it be otherwise? I would be grateful for any comment from the experts.               
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m


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Re: Strange looking ericaceous plant
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2018, 09:15:09 PM »
I wonder if it's sterile.  Still in shock!

John in coastal Nova Scotia

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Re: Strange looking ericaceous plant
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2018, 11:24:41 AM »
Oh my word!  How extraordinary- never seen such a thing. It would be so exciting it is is a hybrid. It's exciting no matter what it is!
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Re: Strange looking ericaceous plant
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2018, 02:30:05 PM »
If you google Rhododendron x Rhodothamnus there are some images.


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