Rhododendron arboreum Sm. Var. album
A white flowered form of Rhododendron arboreum. [Hilliers']. See Rhododendron arboreum Sm. for more detail.
Horticultural & Botanical History
‘Dr. Wallich gives this as a native of the high mountains of Nepal, where he gathered it in 1821. […] Dr. Hamilton appears to have first discovered the plant on a mountain at Narainhatty, in 1803. It flowered for the first time in Europe in Mr. Baxter’s Collection.’ [BM t.3290/1834]. ‘Never did we behold any flower more perfectly lovely than this when we received it from the conservatory of Mr. Wells, in the month of May last.’ [BR f.1684/1834].
History at Camden Park
Listed only in the 1845 catalogue.
Published Jun 18, 2009 - 02:45 PM | Last updated Sep 07, 2011 - 04:12 PM