March 2017 in the garden

Discussion in 'Talk about UBC Botanical Garden' started by Willard, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. Willard

    Willard Well-Known Member

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    Rhododendron calophytum

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    Rhododendron lutescens


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    Rhododendron barbatum

    All in bloom on Friday, March 17 in the Asian Garden.
     
  2. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Douglas Justice's March 2017 in the Garden | UBC Botanical Garden blog focuses on the early rhododendrons. Rhododendron lutescens, posted by @Willard, are a week further along now. This plant is pretty much fully open. I'm adding photos to show off the lance-shaped leaves.
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    Here are three plantings of Rhododendron ririei, showing quite different colouring in real life.
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    Also mentioned in the blog is the very beautiful Rhododendron praevernum.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    @Willard posted the Rhododendron barbatum. Here are photos showing where it gets its name, and a photo of the bark.
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    In two locations, next to the R. barbatum, are Rhododendron pachytrichum, on the left in the first photo (thank you, @Douglas Justice, for the name), also with hairy petioles, but not impressively bristly like on R. barbatum.
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    I can't resist adding more to Willard's R. caloplyllum photo. Here are two habit photos and their flowers.
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