Rhododendron Species


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R. minus var minus

SubgenusRhododendron
SectionRhododendron
SubsectionCarolinianaClick to see all Caroliniana
Synonyms
R. carolinianum   (Rehder
Alfred Rehder
(1863-1949)
Germany
Botanical-short: Rehder
)
R. cuthbertii   (Small
John Kunkel Small
(1869-1938)
New York, USA
Botanical-short: Small
)
R. punctatum   (Andrews
Henry Charles Andrews
(1794-1830)
Knightsbridge, Engeland
Botanical-short: Andrews
)
In cultivation since: 1786

First described: 1792, (Michx.
François André Michaux
(1770-1855)
France, Versailles
Botanical-short: Michx.
)

Origin: Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama

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: late 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

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
: 300 cm. (10ft.)

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on hirstum.info: 30
R. minus var minus per country:
(could be a clue for heat/cold-tolerance)

Netherlands : 9
Canada : 8
Finland : 8
Sweden : 3
United States : 2



Clones / selections
'Agris', 1981, Kondratovičs, Rihard, Riga, Latvia


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Rhododendron minus var minus
Photo byRinus Manders
Date13 June, 2014
LocationArboretum Belmonte, Wageningen, Netherlands
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Rhododendron minus var minus
Photo byFrederick Thurber
Date07 May, 2012
LocationPrivate garden in Westport Point, Massachusetts, MA
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Rhododendron minus var minus
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date24 June, 2010
Locationown garden Nunspeet, Netherlands
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Rhododendron minus var minus
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date24 May, 2009
Locationown garden Nunspeet, Netherlands
Rhododendron minus var minus
flower almost open
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date22 May, 2010
Locationown garden Nunspeet, Netherlands
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Rhododendron minus var minus
Photo byRinus Manders
Date13 June, 2014
LocationArboretum Belmonte, Wageningen, Netherlands
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Rhododendron minus var minus
5 plants grown into 1 bush, 8 feet high
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date24 May, 2009
Locationown garden Nunspeet, Netherlands
Rhododendron minus var minus
rhododendron punctatum: synonym for minus var minus
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date26 October, 2009
LocationArboretum Belmonte, Wageningen, Netherlands
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Rhododendron minus var minus
Buds for next year... but some open already...never heard of var "caroliniana"
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date26 October, 2009
LocationArboretum Belmonte, Wageningen, Netherlands

Rhododendron minus var minus
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date26 October, 2009
LocationArboretum Belmonte, Wageningen, Netherlands
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Rhododendron minus var minus
subsp. minus? Cox says: "var minus"
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date26 October, 2009
LocationArboretum Belmonte, Wageningen, Netherlands

Rhododendron minus var minus
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date26 October, 2009
LocationArboretum Belmonte, Wageningen, Netherlands




Parentage according the IRRC of the Royal Horticultural Society
Hybrids / cultivars where R. minus var minus is directly involved:     show indirect inv.
'Bowie', 1957, Skinner, H.T., , R. minus var chapmanii x R. minus var minus
'Codorus Group', 1934, Gable, J.B., Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, USAR. racemosum x R. minus var minus
'Colts Neck Rose', 1970, Lewis, G.D, Montpelier, Vermont, USAR. minus var minus x R. dauricum
'Easter Dawn' (photoClick to see more information


Easter Dawn
), 1972, Lewis, G.D, Montpelier, Vermont, USA
R. minus var minus x R. mucronulatum var mucronulatum 'Pink Panther'
'Joseph Dunn' (photoClick to see more information


Joseph Dunn
), 1972, Lewis, G.D, Montpelier, Vermont, USA
R. minus var minus x R. racemosum
'Mildred Amateis' (photoClick to see more information


Mildred Amateis
), 1955, Amateis, Edmond, Brewster, New York, USA
R. minus var minus x R. edgeworthii
'Myrtifolium' (photoClick to see more information


Myrtifolium
), 1828, Loddiges, C. & Sons, Hackney, London, England
R. hirsutum x R. minus var minus
'Olga Mezitt' (photoClick to see more information


Olga Mezitt
), 1968, Mezitt, E.V., Weston Nurseries, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, USA
R. minus var minus x ?
'Peter John Mezitt' (photoClick to see more information


Peter John Mezitt
), 1972, Weston Nurseries, ,
R. minus var minus x R. dauricum var sempervirens
'Weston's Aglo' (photoClick to see more information


Weston's Aglo
), 1964, Mezitt, E.V., Weston Nurseries, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, USA
R. minus var minus x ?
'Wigeon' (photoClick to see more information


Wigeon
), Cox, Peter A., Glendoick, Scotland
R. minus var minus x R. calostrotum ssp calostrotum 'Gigha'
'Will-o'-the-Wisp', 1994, unknown, , R. minus var minus x R. formosum var formosum


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


Brittany
), 1974, Leach, Dr. David G., North Madison, Ohio, USA
'Bowie' x R. keiskei
'Midnight Ruby' (photoClick to see more information


Midnight Ruby
), 1973, Mezitt, E.V., Weston Nurseries, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, USA
'Olga Mezitt' x
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