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R. niveum

SubgenusHymenanthes
SectionPontica
SubsectionArboreaClick to see all Arborea
In cultivation since: 1859

First described: 1851, (Hook. f.
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
(1817-1911)
England, Suffolk
Botanical-short: Hook. f.
)

Origin: Sikkim and Bhutan 3000-3700 meter

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: early
Hardiness: H3
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
: 500 cm. (17ft.)

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on hirstum.info: 26
R. niveum per country:
(could be a clue for heat/cold-tolerance)

Netherlands : 10
United States : 5
England : 4
Canada : 3
France : 2
Ireland : 1
Norway : 1



Clones / selections
'Clyne Castle', unknown, ,
'Crown Equerry', unknown, ,


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Rhododendron niveum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date07 April, 2007
LocationRhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, Washington, USA
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Rhododendron niveum
77.525
Photo byHank Helm
Date
LocationRhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, WA, USA
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Rhododendron niveum
Growing in a very shady part, explaining the late flowering
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date09 April, 2010
LocationVan Dusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver BC, Canada
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Rhododendron niveum
Photo byHank Helm
Date
LocationChimacum Woods Garden, Washington, USA
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Rhododendron niveum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date07 April, 2007
LocationRhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, Washington, USA
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Rhododendron niveum
Photo byCoen Zonneveld
Date20 April, 2008
LocationPrivate garden, Diepenveen, Netherlands
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Rhododendron niveum
Photo byCoen Zonneveld
Date20 April, 2008
LocationPrivate garden, Diepenveen, Netherlands
Rhododendron niveum
Photo byKen Gibson
DateApril, 2002
LocationPrivate garden, Tofino, Vancouver Island, Canada
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Rhododendron niveum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date01 May, 2009
LocationGarden Frank Fujioka, Whidbey Island, USA
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Rhododendron niveum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date16 April, 2005
LocationRhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, Washington, USA
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Rhododendron niveum
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date25 November, 2009
LocationNunspeet, Netherlands




Parentage according the IRRC of the Royal Horticultural Society
Hybrids / cultivars where R. niveum is directly involved:     show indirect inv.
'Amethyst', 1847, Standish & Noble, Bagshot, Surrey, EnglandR. niveum x ?
'Colonel Rogers Group' (photoClick to see more information


Colonel Rogers Group
), 1926, Rogers, Sevenoaks, Kent, UK
R. falconeri ssp falconeri x R. niveum
'Queen Alexandra', 1912, No hybridiser registered, , R. grande x R. niveum
'Snowy River' (photoClick to see more information


Snowy River
), 1974, Aberconway, Lord, Bodnant, Tal-y-Cafn, Wales
R. ririei x R. niveum
'Whidbey Island' (photoClick to see more information


Whidbey Island
), 1977, Meerkerk, A., Meerkerk Rhododendrons Gardens, Greenbank, Washington, USA
R. niveum x R. rex ssp rex


Indirect involvement of R. niveum in cultivars: (cultivar = direct child/cultivar of niveum)
'Amiblue' (photoClick to see more information


Amiblue
), 1993, Stipe, W.A., Glynneden Garden, Greenbank, Washington, USA
R. ponticum x 'Whidbey Island'
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