Emu Valley Newsletter – May 2017

  • Date: 16th May 2017
  • author: Maurie Kuscph

R. CAMPANULATUM

One of the first species rhododendrons to be introduced to Emu Valley was R.campanulatum ssp campanulatum in the form of the selected clone ‘Knaphill’, a delightful lavender-blue flowered plant with very attractive suede-like fawn to rusty brown indumentum under the leaves. Since then we have received seed from oversees, and
because R.campanulatum is quite variable, we now have some interesting plants.

R. campanulatum is one of the more common rhododendrons in the Himalayan countries of Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan where it can grow into trees up to 5 metres high amongst birch and conifer forests.

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