Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

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

Family Ericaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, probably England

  • Azalea fielderiana Hort.


Common Name

Indica Azalea

Name in the Camden Park Record

Azalea Indica fielderiana 

Confidence level high