9th May

…relatively unknown species with a compact habit. RHODODENDRON crassum RHODODENDRON crassum Rhododendron crassum is pink in bud and the smell was just coming. Too far out already for Chelsea though….

21st October

…seeds turn pink when ripe. The odd secondary flower on a young Rhododendron crassum. Unusual! Rhododendron crassum Ilex latifolia laden with seeds above the greenhouse. Well worth growing a few….

9th October

…focus. Unripe and green seed heads on Rhododendron crassum. Rhododendron crassum Unripe seed clusters on Enkianthus campanulatus. Enkianthus campanulatus Unripe seeds on Styrax formosanus. Sadly these photographs were out of…

20th June

…of flowers to follow. A smaller flower than other species but alive with flies and bees. Stewartia pteropetiolata Stewartia pteropetiolata Stewartia pteropetiolata An old Rhododendron crassum reshooting well after having…

14th June

…A tail end flower on Rhododendron crassum. Rhododendron crassum A huge inflorescence on Lithocarpus hancei. Far greater than I have ever seen before so perhaps even some acorns eventually? Lithocarpus…

13th May

…lost too here are two colours. An absolute must to propagate. Perhaps they too have crassum in them rather than cinnabarinum? Need to check planting records. Superb nonetheless. Seems to…

23rd May

…looks like Rhododendron crassum is the parentage. FJW rhodo hybrids FJW rhodo hybrids FJW rhodo hybrids FJW rhodo hybrids FJW rhodo hybrids FJW rhodo hybrids 2017 – CHW I discover…

29th May

…Rhododendron lutescens perhaps) could begin to match this. 1981 – FJW New Crassum x John hybrid shows promise. 1897 – JCW Ponticums and Laburnums at their best. Peonies (herbaceous) open….

6th July

…Belle’ A very late form of Rhododendron maddenii with wonderful overpowering scent. There are several clumps dotted about but this is the last one to flower. Rhododendron crassum is now…

28th August

…loads of humus around the wood. The whole of the Rockery, Auklandii Garden – 1550, Tetropeplum hybrid, Salutation, Donation, Iteophyllum, Saffron Queen, Diaprepes, Humming Bird, Crassum – 2 Camellias by…