4 responses to “Rhododendron thomsonii subsp. thomsonii”

  1. Anna

    This appears to be a species of the Australian tree, known commonly as ribbon eucalyptus, because of the bark coming off in long pieces.

  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Anna, as fortune would have it, we also have Eucalyptus viminalis in the garden’s collection. I don’t think it’s mature enough to take a comparison photograph, however. Still, I’ll check next time I’m in the Alpine Garden.

  3. Beverley

    Rhododendron thomsonii – Z6, RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths

  4. Ron B

    Although variable, of course, being a wild species this one is rated hardy to 5F–making it not too likely to persist in USDA 6. (We sometimes get 5F here in USDA 8). Cox, THE LARGER RHODODENDRONS says
    “Hardy enough for most British woodland gardens but may be damaged in cold gardens in very hard winters. Suffered severely in the winters of 1955 and 1972 in north-western North America*, where they find L&S 2847 to be hardier than most introductions.”
    *That should, of course, be ‘north-western USA’

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