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R. lapponicum

SubgenusRhododendron
SectionRhododendron
SubsectionLapponicaClick to see all Lapponica
Synonyms
R. confertissimum   (Nakai
Takenoshin Nakai
(1882-1952)
Japan
Botanical-short: Nakai
)
R. ferruginosa
Azalea ferruginosa   (Pall
Peter Simon Pallas
(1741-1811)
Berlin, Germany
Botanical-short: Pall
)
Azalea lapponica
R. palustre   (Turcz.
Nicolai Stepanovitch Turczaninow
(1796-1863)
Nikitovka, Russia
Botanical-short: Turcz.
)
R. parviflora   (Adams
Michael Friedrich Adams
(1780-1838)
Moscow, Russia
Botanical-short: Adams
)
R. parviflorum   (Schmidt
F. Schmidt
(0-0)
Botanical-short: Schmidt
)
Azalea parvifolia   (Adams
Michael Friedrich Adams
(1780-1838)
Moscow, Russia
Botanical-short: Adams
)
R. parvifolium   (Adams
Michael Friedrich Adams
(1780-1838)
Moscow, Russia
Botanical-short: Adams
)
In cultivation since: 1825

First described: 1812, (Wahlenb.
Gran Wahlenberg
(1780-1851)
Sweden, Kroppa
Botanical-short: Wahlenb.
)

Origin: Circum-polar

Corolla: unknown
Leaves: unknown

Habit: terrestrial
epiphytic = living on dead organic material (decaying trees f.i)
terrestrial = in soil (like in your garden)

Winter: evergreen
Bloomtime: very early
Hardiness: H5
H0 = 0 C (32 F)
H1 = -7 C (20 F)
H2 = -12 C (10 F)
H3 = -15 C (5 F)
H4 = -18 C (0 F)
H5 = -24 C (-10 F)


Predominant color: purple

Height
Height
The figures listed here are the observed size in the natural environment.

The exact location (altitude, sunlight, soil, climate) can influence growth considerably
: 100 cm. (3ft.)

Registered
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on hirstum.info: 36
R. lapponicum per country:
(could be a clue for heat/cold-tolerance)

Finland : 27
Netherlands : 4
United States : 2
Belgium : 2
Canada : 1

Common names
Lapland azalea


Natural Hybrids
vanhoeffeni =(lapponicum x tomentosum)

Clones / selections
'Setosa', unknown, ,


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Rhododendron lapponicum
Photo byJennifer Pell
Date25 June, 2011
Locationin the wild, near Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
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Rhododendron lapponicum
young plant grown from seed, flowers after 4 years
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date27 April, 2012
Locationown garden, Nunspeet Netherlands
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Rhododendron lapponicum
Photo byJens Birck
Date
LocationKastrup, Denmark
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Rhododendron lapponicum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date20 April, 2006
LocationMike Bale's Garden: Lu Zhu, Agassiz, BC, Canada
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Rhododendron lapponicum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date20 April, 2006
LocationMike Bale's Garden: Lu Zhu, Agassiz, BC, Canada
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Rhododendron lapponicum
white form of R. lapponicum
Photo byJens Birck
Date04 May, 2006
LocationKastrup, Denmark
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Rhododendron lapponicum
Photo byunknown
Date
Location




Parentage according the IRRC of the Royal Horticultural Society
Hybrids / cultivars where R. lapponicum is directly involved:     show indirect inv.
'Barto Alpine' (photoClick to see more information


Barto Alpine
), 1963, Barto, James, Eugene, Oregon, USA
R. lapponicum x ?
'Frosthexe' (photoClick to see more information


Frosthexe
), 1979, Reich, W., ,
R. anthopogon ssp anthopogon x R. lapponicum
'Lauri Lap', 1970, Tolstead, W.L., Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, WV, USAR. minus Carolinianum Group x R. lapponicum
'Nahanni' (photoClick to see more information


Nahanni
), 1973, Brueckner, J.B., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
R. racemosum x R. lapponicum

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