An English-bred hybrid with white flowers. [PD]. I have found no more detailed description and no date of introduction is given.
Horticultural & Botanical History
No specific data.
History at Camden Park
Included among desiderata to Loddiges’ Nursery on 16th April 1846 [MP A2933-1, p.147]. I have found no further reference to this plant.
Rhododendron lowei Loud. (1835) = Rhododendron ponticum L. [IPNI] but may well be the hybrid referred to by Paxton’s Dictionary.
Rhododendron lowei Hook.f., from Borneo, was published in W.J. Hooker’s Icones Plantarum in 1851 and is unlikely to be Macarthur’s plant.
Published Jun 19, 2009 - 02:13 PM | Last updated Sep 06, 2011 - 05:12 PM