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R. magnificum

SubgenusHymenanthes
SectionPontica
SubsectionGrandiaClick to see all Grandia
In cultivation since: 1931

First described: 1935, (Kingdon-Ward
Frank Kingdon-Ward
(1885-1958)
England, Manchester
Botanical-short: Kingdon-Ward
)

Origin: Upper Burma, S.E. Tibet 1500-2400 meter

Corolla: unknown
Leaves: unknown

Habit: terrestrial
epiphytic = living on dead organic material (decaying trees f.i)
terrestrial = in soil (like in your garden)

Winter: evergreen
Bloomtime: very early
Hardiness: H2
H0 = 0 C (32 F)
H1 = -7 C (20 F)
H2 = -12 C (10 F)
H3 = -15 C (5 F)
H4 = -18 C (0 F)
H5 = -24 C (-10 F)


Predominant color: red

Height
Height
The figures listed here are the observed size in the natural environment.

The exact location (altitude, sunlight, soil, climate) can influence growth considerably
: 2000 cm. (65ft.)

Registered
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on hirstum.info: 3
R. magnificum per country:
(could be a clue for heat/cold-tolerance)

United States : 2
France : 1



Clones / selections
'Kildonan', unknown, ,


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Rhododendron magnificum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date25 February, 2006
LocationRhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, Washington, USA
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Rhododendron magnificum
Picture taken in Orangerie
Photo byDr. Stephan Bubert
Date15 April, 2006
LocationPrivate garden, Hamburg, Germany
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Rhododendron magnificum
Photo byDr. Stephan Bubert
Date15 April, 2007
LocationPrivate garden, Hamburg, Germany
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Rhododendron magnificum
Photo byGarth Wedemire
Date25 February, 2006
LocationRhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Federal Way, Washington, USA
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Rhododendron magnificum
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date06 May, 2010
LocationNymans Garden House, Sussex, UK
Rhododendron magnificum
Photo byHerman Van Ree
Date06 May, 2010
LocationNymans Garden House, Sussex, UK
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Parentage according the IRRC of the Royal Horticultural Society
Hybrids / cultivars where R. magnificum is directly involved:     show indirect inv.
'Jane Walker', 1979, Pukeiti-Rhododendron Trust, , R. magnificum x R. macabeanum
'Lagg', 1973, National Trust for Scotland, , R. macabeanum x R. magnificum
'Magnum', 1984, New Zealand, , R. arboreum ssp arboreum x R. magnificum


Indirect involvement of R. magnificum in cultivars: (cultivar = direct child/cultivar of magnificum)
'Blazeaway', 1984, O'Rourke, H., Burnie, Tasmania, AustraliaR. arboreum ssp arboreum x 'Magnum'
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