Rhododendron indicum ‘Fielderiana’
A cultivar of Rhododendron indicum Sweet. Probably the plant listed as Azalea Fielderiana in Addenda to Paxton’s Dictionary [1849 edition] as a white flowered evergreen shrub, introduced in 1847. [PD].
Horticultural & Botanical History
For more information on Indica Azaleas see Rhododendron indicum Sweet.
History at Camden Park
The only reference is a handwritten note in an 1850 catalogue held at the Mitchell Library, inscribed on the front Wm Macarthur, 23rd Dec. 1854. [ML635.9m]. It was certainly grown in the gardens at this time but probably short lived as it was not listed in the 1857 catalogue.
Published Jun 07, 2009 - 10:00 AM | Last updated Sep 12, 2011 - 02:30 PM