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Yes yes Yes now we are talking! ssp Clementinae is very difficult to source. It took me a while to twig. ssp aureodorsale is a totally different plant (I have a small one too but not in the same league). I was begging Ken cox for three years before I got one. Diificult to propagate I was told. It's up there as my number 1. It's hard to explain to someone not into rhododendron why It's number 1 on my list when so many other beautiful ones and thousands to choose from. The curve of the leaf , the undersides Inspiration:

http://www.rhodogarden.com/mixed/Scotti ... tinae.html

Flushing earlier this year


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Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:46 am
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Mo - I had this labelled as ssp. aureodorsale from Jens Nielsen's seed c.w. Doesn't look right to me but then again I haven't seen aureodorsale itself, just that I don't see any clementinae traits there. Think they all croaked due to a pot drainage issue, must go check for survivors. Do you think the photo is mis-labelled?

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I think when Jens N. was here he told me clementinae was one of the most difficult to root but he did root it but w/o rooting powder. He said that was a frequent trick he used with the difficult ones! R. wardii was another nasty one to root.

Jens Nielsen collected some very fine clementinaes in China whilst he was at Glendoick.

Lastly 2 photos of clementinaes in Denmark (?), at Svend Hansen's (photo 1) and at Jens Birck's in Copenhagen or Yasuyuki Doi's in Hokkaido (photo 2) .

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Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:10 am
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Nice photos of a Rhododendron I don't know much about.


Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:09 pm
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John, mine looks nothing like yours. From what I gleamed, the general consensus was that aureodorsale was a diiferent plant. It looks nothing like ssp clementinae. This is the second year in a row it's been chomped on. So it's tastier than ssp clementinae. The pics I saw looked like mine. I could not tell you what you have it certainly is better looking than mine. Does it have any indumentum? when flushing this aureodorsale has a very slight white tomentum which lasts a few days barely noticeable and that's it.
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I had a great dane but killed it :oops: Beautiful picture so i raise you arizelum var rubicosum instead




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Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:59 pm
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Quite frankly I now wonder if my slide got mislabelled. It looks more like a macabeanum hybrid of sorts.

I'll post a pic if I find one of the real mccoys.

Nice to see your true plant.

john


Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:07 am
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It certainly resembles some of Tims beauties.

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Great photos Mo & John. Keep the photos coming..

The R. arizelum var rubicosum and Great Dane selfies are beauties.


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