Rhododendron Species


R. aperantum

SubsectionNeriifloraClick to see all Neriiflora
R. aperantum var subpilosum
In cultivation since: 1919

First described: 1922, (Balf.f.
Isaac Bayley Balfour
Scotland, Edinburgh
Botanical-short: Balf.f.
& Kingdon-Ward
Frank Kingdon-Ward
England, Manchester
Botanical-short: Kingdon-Ward

Origin: N.E. Upper Burma - W. Yunnan frontier 3700-4400 meter

Corolla: tubular-campanulate
Leaves: obovate to lanceolate

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

Winter: evergreen
Bloomtime: midseason
Hardiness: H4
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: rose

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

The exact location (altitude, sunlight, soil, climate) can influence growth considerably
: 60 cm. (2ft.)

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on hirstum.info: 3
R. aperantum per country:
(could be a clue for heat/cold-tolerance)

Denmark : 2
Netherlands : 1

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Rhododendron aperantum
Photo byJens Birck
Locationnear Helsingborg, Denmark
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Parentage according the IRRC of the Royal Horticultural Society
Hybrids / cultivars where R. aperantum is directly involved:     show indirect inv.
'Blush Group', 1933, Aberconway, Lord, Bodnant, Tal-y-Cafn, Wales'Ouida Group' x R. aperantum
'Redstart Group', 1938, Headfort, Lord, Kells, Meath, IrelandR. aperantum x R. neriiflorum ssp neriiflorum Euchaites Group
'Vasco Group', 1934, Aberconway, Lord, Bodnant, Tal-y-Cafn, WalesR. aperantum x R. stewartianum

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