RE: [AZ] Forms of Rh. arborescens, "Running Arborescens" variety
- He may have encountered Rh. eastmanii if he visited
any limestone influenced sites in the southeast. Does
he do email, phone or snail mail? I would love to
correspond with him. Does he grow any selected forms
of canadense? There is a new pink form in Nova Scotia
I heard about. I am in the early stages of getting
canadense adjusted to my soil and climate.
Mike Creel, Lexington, SC.
--- Sally/John Perkins <sjperk5@...> wrote:
> George Newman has been anywhere in North American
> that has lime stone and
> has grown planted collected from seed from all over.
> My guess he grew it
> from seed but the next time I see him I will ask.
> George is a great grower
> of unusual North American natives. His garden is
> among the most interesting
> in NH. He has the largest number of R. canadense I
> have ever seen in a
> personal garden. He also has a large number of R.
> vaseyi. His collection of
> health family members is extensive including almost
> all the ones that grow
> on top of Mt Washington.
> John Perkins
> Salem, NH
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> Subject: RE: [AZ] Forms of Rh. arborescens, "Running
> I have a patch of Running Arborescens, a named
> propagated and sold by Transplant Nursery as
> as about 6 years ago. The plants seem to match the
> description for Rhodendron arborescens, variety
> Richardsonii. They are lower growing than the rest
> my arborescens. I am thinking that the
> lower-growing variety richardsonii must be a product
> of arborescens crossing with a stoloniferous
> in earlier times.
> My Early Arborescens plants bloom only after leaves
> are fully expanded and in mid-April. Flammeum also
> blooms at this time but with leaves just unfolding
> no leaves at all.
> Do you know the source of George Newman's early
> blooming arborescens?
> Mike Creel, Lexington, SC
> --- Sally/John Perkins <sjperk5@...> wrote:
> > Mike wrote
> > Would this form bloom too early to be of value in
> > northern gardens?
> > Mike
> > Unless it blooms before R. canadense it would do
> > fine here in southern NH
> > which is our first deciduous azalea to bloom.
> > The 'Early Arborescens' you sent us is alive an
> > during fine but no flower
> > buds. Normally I have to own a deciduous azalea
> > the 5 years for them to
> > bloom assuming I get them as a small plant.
> > George Newman of Bedford, NH has a very very nice
> > early blooming arborescens
> > in full bloom on May 29 in 2004 which was about a
> > week after 'Hazel
> > Hamilton' and 'My Mary'. The same year I had 3
> > arborescens bloom after June
> > 13, June 19, and June 25 respectively.
> > Have you heard of one called 'Running
> > It has bloomed for us
> > the last three years; however, I am not convinced
> > is a pure arborescens.
> > John Perkins
> > Salem, NH
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