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Any East Coast experience with Rhodo. ponticum?

Posted by dave_in_nova VA zone 7a (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 11, 13 at 9:33

Does anyone in the Mid-Atlantic have any exerience growing Rhododendron ponticum 'Variegatum'? It looks to be an interesting evergreen even if it doesn't bloom well.

I know it's a pest across the pond and maybe even in the Pac. NW.

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RE: Any East Coast experience with Rhodo. ponticum?

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 11, 13 at 15:21

Too dry in summer here most places for it to go wild - we don't have the evenly distributed precipitation of Britain. The cultivar is being sold and grown here, the marginal variegation is pretty narrow.

RE: Any East Coast experience with Rhodo. ponticum?

Thanks. We have good precip here or can water for the few dry periods. But I wonder if it can take the heat and humidity here.

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