Rhododendron indicum Alba Compacta’
Presumably a cultivar of Rhododendron indicum Sweet but I have found no description of this azalea.
Horticultural & Botanical History
For more information on Indica Azaleas see Rhododendron indicum Sweet.
History at Camden Park
Desideratum to Loddiges’ Nursery on 13th February, 1848 [MP A2933-1, p.172] and 1st February, 1849 [MP A2933-1, p.185].
Macarthur had mixed fortunes with plants received from Loddiges’ and elsewhere at this time and many were dead on arrival. Some of these are listed in a subsequent letter but it is possible that others arrived alive and were planted in the gardens although never listed in the catalogues.
Published Jun 18, 2009 - 02:00 PM | Last updated Sep 07, 2011 - 04:31 PM