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johnw

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Re: Rhododendron 2011
« Reply #135 on: August 05, 2011, 05:28:20 PM »
I did some crossing with R. spinuliferum this year.   Exactly how big does this species get?  I recall one in Port Ludlow, Wa. that was about 2 meters x maybe 2.5 meters.  No doubt in Scotland it would get huge.  I crossed it with a dwarf but the seedlings are growing at a very alarming rate.

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Re: Rhododendron 2011
« Reply #136 on: August 05, 2011, 06:41:41 PM »
Rhododendron 'St. Valentine' in flower today.

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Very nice John.
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Re: Rhododendron 2011
« Reply #137 on: August 06, 2011, 06:41:57 AM »
I did some crossing with R. spinuliferum this year.   Exactly how big does this species get?  I recall one in Port Ludlow, Wa. that was about 2 meters x maybe 2.5 meters.  No doubt in Scotland it would get huge.  I crossed it with a dwarf but the seedlings are growing at a very alarming rate.

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One I saw in inland NSW Australia a couple of years ago was 3 metres I would say. Hard to tell the width as it was among maples which could have forced it up I suppose.
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Re: Rhododendron 2011
« Reply #138 on: August 10, 2011, 08:41:58 PM »
One I saw in inland NSW Australia a couple of years ago was 3 metres I would say. Hard to tell the width as it was among maples which could have forced it up I suppose.

Lesley - Then I'm happy I crossed it with a dwarf. Still the seedlings are already a foot tall.  ::)

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