Smaller rhodos

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Hoy
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Smaller rhodos

This is a nice acquaintance - Rh pentaphyllum (I am not quite sure of that name). Anyway it tolerates hard frost and is better when the winter is dry and cold than when it is wet and mild.

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Lovely one Trond!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

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Todd wrote:

Lovely one Trond!

Thanks, Todd.

It was even better a few days later:

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Hoy
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. . . and some new ones in flower now. Here are 3 of the 50+ flowering now in my garden.

Rh cinnabarinum Roylei group


Rh latatum
Muncaster Castle

Rh wardii hybrid?

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Two more:
Rh 'Quail' and cinnabarinum xanthocodon.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Thanks for those pics, Trond. Pentaphyllum was already on my 'must have' list. Now I can't wait. Anyone know where I can obtain one? I have looked everywhere I can think of online.
Kyle

Kyle McAfee, z6b, Middle Tennessee a little south of Nashville.

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Welcome to the forum, Kyle!  Thanks for stoppin' in. 

Knowledge of rhododendrons is quite meager for me, but I love to see them!

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Hoy
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killdawabbit wrote:

Thanks for those pics, Trond. Pentaphyllum was already on my 'must have' list. Now I can't wait. Anyone know where I can obtain one? I have looked everywhere I can think of online.
Kyle

You are welcome Kyle.
Where do you garden? I obtain plants from Glendoick garden, Scotland and a local nursery with extraordinary plants.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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I live in Tennesse, USA. Zone 6b. I primarily grow Oaks, Ericaceous plants, roses and shade perennials and shrubs. I have seen R. pentaphyllum carried by European nurseries but I figured the cost would be prohibitive. And most of them don't ship to US. :-(

Kyle McAfee, z6b, Middle Tennessee a little south of Nashville.

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R pentaphyllum is often available from the Rhododendron Species Foundation (see their webpage) .... a better choice would be R quinquefolium available from their Fall catalog (15$).
Can't say enough good things about the quality of their plants .... my pentaphyllum wild collected seed is about 15 years old and blooms sporadically and as a bloomer, quite disappointing, but a fine foliage plant. R tashiroi is often available and very, very satisfactory here in California. The Japanese things love water ... and are often fine foliage plants and not particularly fussy... lot depends on your conditions ... try a quinquefolium a knockout for foliage.  Bill Moyles, Oakland, CA.

Bill Moyles
Oakland, California

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Thanks for that suggestion, Bill. I definitely intend to try R. quinquefolium. Maybe one of these days I'll be able to acquire pentaphyllum.
I raised some Azalea seedlings a long time ago. I guess it's about time to get back into growing rhodies from seed.

Kyle McAfee, z6b, Middle Tennessee a little south of Nashville.

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