Find Out About Dwarf Rhododendrons

When
Wed Jan 15
Where
Los Altos Masonic Lodge
Time
7:30 PM
Cost
Free
Tags
Home & Garden

Description

On Wednesday January 15, 2020 at 7:30 PM, in the basement of the Los Altos Masonic Lodge (close to the elevator and the stairs), 146 Main Street, Los Altos, the De Anza Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will feature a program by Mike Stewart, of Dover Nurseries, on Dwarf Rhododendrons.
http://www.dovernursery.com
Dwarf rhododendrons are found in the northern regions of our planets, and above the tree line. A dwarf rhododendron, Rhododendron lapponicum, is found in Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, northern Russia, Alaska, Canada; and Wisconsin and the northeastern states of the United States.
https://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JARS/v60n3/v60n3-larsen.htm
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile
Rhododendron lapponicum can be found on Mount Washington in New Hampshire.
https://plants.usda.gov/java/largeImage
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9202003612/
These are examples of dwarf rhododendrons.
http://rhodyman.net/rhodyndw.php
Mike Stewart went on Rhododendron Species Foundation trips to Sikkim, Eastern Tibet, Yunnan, Sichuan, eastern Canada, and Alaska to photograph dwarf and other rhododendrons.
Since dwarf rhododendron species generally grow above the tree line, in growing them it is best to duplicate their environment. The nurseryman Allan Korth successfully grew dwarf rhododendron species in track fines, which is decomposed granite.

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  1. Los Altos Masonic Lodge
    146 Main Street, Los Altos, CA