The team | View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:35 pm



Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
 Rhododendron caloxanthum 
Author Message

Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:37 pm
Posts: 191
Location: Halifax, NS
Post Rhododendron caloxanthum
Rhododendron caloxanthum Royston is no easy customer to grow but here it is in Lunenburg, Nocva Scotia looking the picture of health. It replaces the large rex that was moved to Annapolis Royal. This is the Royston form with its notable blue foliage, a selection of Ted & Mary Greig of the former Roystoin Nursery on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It's been a great year for the Meconopsis barely visible behind the rhodo - cool temps, a bit of heat now and again and plentiful rainfall, a welcomed relief from last year's extreme drought, the flowering period must surely be the longest in awhile. Apologies for the poor colour quality of the Meconopsis photo, the small-flowered one is really an intense dark blue, 'Mrs. Jebb' I believe.


Image

Image

Lastly a well-grown R. williamsianum nearby. A hooror to grow in this climate - tender and sibject to ice damage.



john - +15c, overcast & foggy.
Image


Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:31 pm
Profile

Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:56 pm
Posts: 382
Location: Seekonk, Massachusetts USA, USDA zone 6b
Post Re: Rhododendron caloxanthum
Great looking specimens John!


Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:14 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:42 am
Posts: 1680
Location: birmingham, UK
Post Re: Rhododendron caloxanthum
Beautiful shape to this rhododendron and colour. I have Oreotrephes blue calyptus with similar foliage. Mine may be a bit more blue (maybe photo) as i've noticed colour looks different from photo to photo. Yours though is very compact and I love this!

_________________
Regards,

Mo


Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:02 pm
Profile

Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:37 pm
Posts: 191
Location: Halifax, NS
Post Re: Rhododendron caloxanthum
Mo - We grow a few R. oreotrpehes forms including one selected here in NS. Have had my radar tracking 'Bluecalyptus' but no luck so far. Would love to see a shot of yours.

This is R. oreotrephes 'Exquisetum' grown locally.

john


Image


Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:58 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:42 am
Posts: 1680
Location: birmingham, UK
Post Re: Rhododendron caloxanthum
Loving the purple stems. I also like middle colour to the leaf, some rhododendron like sphaeroblastum have this!

I can never take a picture of blue calyptus which captures the real colour not through a camera. I took this pic a few weeks ago. I came across pentland in another garden but not too enamoured with that tbh
Image

_________________
Regards,

Mo


Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:55 am
Profile

Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:37 pm
Posts: 191
Location: Halifax, NS
Post Re: Rhododendron caloxanthum
Now that is a good blue!

john


Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:33 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 6 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Alberto and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.