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R. lutescens

SubgenusRhododendron
SectionRhododendron
SubsectionTrifloraClick to see all Triflora
Synonyms
R. blinii   (H.LÚv.
Augustin Abel Hector LÚveillÚ
(1863-1918)
France
Botanical-short: H.LÚv.
)
R. costulatum   (Franch.
Adrien RenÚ Franchet
(1834-1900)
France
Botanical-short: Franch.
)
R. lemeei   (H.LÚv.
Augustin Abel Hector LÚveillÚ
(1863-1918)
France
Botanical-short: H.LÚv.
)
In cultivation since: 1904

First described: 1886, (Franch.
Adrien RenÚ Franchet
(1834-1900)
France
Botanical-short: Franch.
)

Origin: W. Sichuan, N.E. Yunnan, Hubei and Guizhou 550-3200 meter

Corolla: openly funnel-shaped
Leaves: oblong-lanceolate

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: yellow

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: 30
R. lutescens per country:
(could be a clue for heat/cold-tolerance)

Canada : 7
England : 7
Netherlands : 5
United States : 4
France : 4
Denmark : 2
Lithuania : 1



Clones / selections
'Bagshot Sands', 1958, Stevenson, Mrs. R.M., ,
'Berry's Bright Yellow', unknown, ,
'Exbury Lutescens', 1938, Rothschild, L. de, Founder of Exbury Gardens, UK
'Jill', 1974, Fetterhoff, W.M., Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA
'Jones' Lutescens', unknown, ,
'Lois Jean', unknown, ,


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Rhododendron lutescens
Photo bySusan Lightburn
Date03 March, 2011
Locationprivate garden Vancouver Island Nanoose Bay BC Canada
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Rhododendron lutescens
Photo byEverard Daniel
Date07 April, 2004
Locationprivate garden, Reigate, Surrey, UK
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Rhododendron lutescens
Photo byEverard Daniel
Date07 April, 2004
Locationprivate garden, Reigate, Surrey, UK
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Rhododendron lutescens
Photo byPaul & Linda Lawry
Date
Locationprivate garden Lantzville, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Rhododendron lutescens
Photo byEverard Daniel
Date07 April, 2004
Locationprivate garden, Reigate, Surrey, UK
Rhododendron lutescens
Photo byCoen Zonneveld
Date24 March, 2009
LocationPrivate garden, Diepenveen, Netherlands
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Rhododendron lutescens
Photo byCoen Zonneveld
Date24 March, 2009
LocationPrivate garden, Diepenveen, Netherlands
Rhododendron lutescens
Photo byHank Helm
Date13 July, 2012
LocationHank Helm Garden, Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
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Rhododendron lutescens
new growth
Photo bySusan Lightburn
Date04 July, 2010
Locationprivate garden, Vancouver Island, Canada
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Rhododendron lutescens
new growth
Photo bySusan Lightburn
Date04 July, 2010
Locationprivate garden, Vancouver Island, Canada
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lutescens 'Jill'
Rhododendron lutescens
Photo byGerald R. Firak
Date01 April, 2012
LocationPrivate garden, Park Ridge, Illinois, USA
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lutescens 'Jill'
Rhododendron lutescens
Photo byGerald R. Firak
Date09 May, 2011
LocationPrivate garden, Park Ridge, Illinois, USA
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lutescens 'Jill'
Rhododendron lutescens
Photo byGerald R. Firak
Date09 May, 2011
LocationPrivate garden in Park Ridge Illinois, USA
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Parentage according the IRRC of the Royal Horticultural Society
Hybrids / cultivars where R. lutescens is directly involved:     show indirect inv.
'Airy Fairy' (photoClick to see more information


Airy Fairy
), 1968, Maloney, F. Mrs., Seattle, Washington, USA
R. lutescens x R. mucronulatum var mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink'
'Alcesta', 1928, Aberconway, Lord, Bodnant, Tal-y-Cafn, WalesR. lutescens x R. burmanicum
'Alcesta Group', 1933, Aberconway, Lord, Bodnant, Tal-y-Cafn, WalesR. lutescens x R. burmanicum
'Bo-peep' (photoClick to see more information


Bo-peep
), 1934, Rothschild, L. de, Founder of Exbury Gardens, UK
R. lutescens x R. moupinense
'Bo-peep Group' (photoClick to see more information


Bo-peep Group
), 1934, Rothschild, L. de, Founder of Exbury Gardens, UK
R. lutescens x R. moupinense
'Coral Glow' (photoClick to see more information


Coral Glow
), 1967, Mehlquist, G.A.L, Storrs, Connecticut, USA
R. mucronulatum var mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink' x R. lutescens
'Crossbill Group' (photoClick to see more information


Crossbill Group
), 1933, Williams, John Charles, Caerhays, Cornwall, England
R. spinuliferum x R. lutescens
'Fine Feathers Group' (photoClick to see more information


Fine Feathers Group
), 1934, Aberconway, Lord, Bodnant, Tal-y-Cafn, Wales
'Cilpinense Group' x R. lutescens
'Graduation', 1968, Heller, C.G., , R. lutescens x R. mekongense var mekongense Viridescens Group
'Lemon Girl', 1967, Mraw, L.B., , R. minus Carolinianum Group x R. lutescens
'Quiver Group', 1937, Rothschild, L. de, Founder of Exbury Gardens, UKR. ciliatum x R. lutescens
Hybrids where clones/selections of R. lutescens are involved (alphabetical per clone)
'Lemon Twist', 1987, Rokujo, T., Tokyo, JapanR. keiskei var ozawae x R. lutescens 'Bagshot Sands'
'Goosander', 1968, Cox, Peter A., Glendoick, ScotlandR. ludlowii x R. lutescens 'Exbury Lutescens'

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