Rhododendron arborescens Torr.
A late flowering, deciduous, tall and upright azalea with glossy, oval leaves, often tinted in autumn, and fragrant, long-tubed, white flowers, sometimes with a pink or reddish flush and a yellow blotch, in summer. It blooms after the leaves open. To 5m. [RHSD, Hortus, Hilliers', Lee].
Horticultural & Botanical History
Introduced to Britain in 1818 [JD] but ‘little if at all known’ by 1840. [MB p.157/1840].
History at Camden Park
Presumably short lived in the gardens as it is listed only in the 1845 catalogue.
Published Jun 08, 2009 - 10:32 AM | Last updated Jul 18, 2010 - 12:49 PM