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Author Topic: Tsusiophyllum (Rhododendron) tanakae  (Read 1983 times)

Rodger Whitlock

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Tsusiophyllum (Rhododendron) tanakae
« on: March 05, 2009, 05:07:47 AM »
Anyone growing Tsusiophyllum?

Many, many years ago I saw a potted plant of it in a local plantsman's garden, but with his death it's probably no longer in cultivation here.

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shelagh

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Re: Tsusiophyllum (Rhododendron) tanakae
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009, 08:59:31 AM »
Hi Rodger,  we grew it for a  few years in a pot, even had it on the showbench a couple of times but it was a bit diasappointing as some kind on insect made a hole in all the flowers to get to the goodies.
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Otto Fauser

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Re: Tsusiophyllum (Rhododendron) tanakae
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009, 12:11:43 PM »
Anyone growing Tsusiophyllum?

Many, many years ago I saw a potted plant of it in a local plantsman's garden, but with his death it's probably no longer in cultivation here.

Rodger , after 30 years my plant of Tsusiophyllum tanakae is now about 80 cm tall and a little
 leggy , rather too tall for the Rockgarden .-must renew by taking cuttings , it is such an easy
plant to grow.
Collector of rare bulbs & alpines, east of Melbourne, 500m alt, temperate rain forest.

Lesley Cox

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Re: Tsusiophyllum (Rhododendron) tanakae
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009, 08:30:01 PM »
I haven't seen in NZ for at least 30 years.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

 


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