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Rhododendron sinofalconeri. Photo by Tony Garn

A fine introduction

The truss of blooms on Rhododendron sinofalconeri is worthy of show merit. The colour and form are first class. Give this 16 year old plant time to mature…

Rhododendron adenosum

April 2012: Rhododendron

Rhododendron adenosum grows in open woodland where the plants will receive protection from frost. Pink buds open white with internal mottling and prominent flower parts. Rhododendron vernicosum, is…

Libertia sessiliflora. Photo by Tony Garn

Invasive alien

Libertia sessiliflora, collected in Chile and obviously enjoying our climate. The soil surface beneath the colony of mature plants is awash with germinated seedlings from the parent plants….

Trees in nursery. Photo by Tony Garn

Something new

Luckily the Nursery suffered less damage to its infrastructure than the main Garden. However, the skin of one of the largest tunnels was completely blown off. Fortunately, there…

Rhododendron campanulatum ssp campanulatum. Photo by Tony Garn

Perfect petals

Rhododendron campanulatum ssp. campanulatum is found throughout the Himalayas. Seeds were collected in Nepal from a collection made at c. 3500 metres. This seed has grown into a…

Magnolia salicifolia. Photo by Tony Garn

Colour in the copse

The path leading into the copse from the south is the most colourful approach to this area of the garden. The mass of of yellow with a comparable…

Rhododendron recurvoides. Photo by Tony Garn

Three stunners to herald spring

Pulsatilla turczaninovii is a native to the grassy slopes of E & N Asia into Siberia. It is a herbaceous clump former amassed with flowers. The sepals a…

Rhododendron aff. ririei. Photo by Tony Garn

Rhododendron fever

It is evident spring has arrived and settled in when the Rhododendron collection rewards us with masses of colour. Many of the species are now blooming profusely through…

Rhododendron charitopes ssp tsangpoense x campylogynum. Photo by Tony Garn

Banking on bloom

After the snow, there is the promise of colour to come. In the rock garden are specimens of a naturally occurring hybrid Rhododendron; Rhododendron charitopes ssp. tsangpoense x…

Rhododendron 'Persil' . Photo by Tony Garn

The Azalea bank

The deciduous Azaleas provide a reliable mass display of colour and fragrance. Mix and match from the early Mollis Hybrids leading through the Exbury and Occidentale Hybrids to…

Jasminum nudiflorum

Review of the year

A year of snowfall; snow fell of a quality not seen in Edinburgh for several years. On the 9th February; we even resorted to attaching the snow plough…

Rhododendron leucogigas 'Hunstein's Secret' x konori

String of pearls

Within the Montane Tropics House are several Rhododendrons of subsection Vireya. Rhododendron konori, a variable species is native to the highlands of Papua New Guinea. The large pure…

Rhododendron yunnanense

A wall of colour

Outstanding. Just one word that captures the quality of the Rhododendron display this year. Previously I mentioned a subspecies of Rhododendron arboreum. A hybrid affiliated to this species,…

Rhododendron arboreum ssp cinnamomium var roseum

Two Rocks and a Schilling

Growing in the copse are progeny of Joseph Rock’s selection of Rhododendron adenosum, collection number 18228 from the mountains of Sichuan province, China. Grow in open woodland where…

Osmunda regalis 'Hillii'

Musical notes with a frond melody

Osmunda regalis ‘Hillii’ is a cultivar of the deciduous species. As shoots sprout from the base the growing points elongate and unfurl at different rates. These shoots are…

East gate modelled on R calophytum

Hammered steel, reflected glory

Crafted from steel in the heat of a forge the gates at the top of the east drive are best appreciated when the early morning sun is reflecting…

Rhododendron lanigerum - frozen blooms before sun

The Lanigerum legend

A story of beauty, tempestuous weather and tragedy. All in a season’s growth for an otherwise hardy stalwart of the living plant collection. Rhododendron lanigerum (see 2/2/2009 for…

Rhododendron lanigerum

Braw buds

Braw; a late 16th century Scottish word, a variant of brave. Nowadays meaning fine, excellent, attractive. Words that describe the developing flower buds of Rhododendron lanigerum. At this…

Euphorbia mellifera

A celebration of the genus Rhododendron

The International Rhododendron Conference is taking place from 7 – 11 May 2008 at the Garden. The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh grows and has long been involved with…

Saxifraga oppositifolia

Little and large

Rhododendron praevurnum is a huge evergreen species reaching 4 metres across and 3 metres high and is characterised by the distinctive blotch of wine-red colour on the inner…