Sunday, July 30, 2017

Rhododendron


Kylemore Abbey
County Galway

"Rhododendron – a well-known sight, particularly in the west of Ireland – is an undeniably handsome plant. Sadly its rather nasty habit of taking over is causing grief to many native species by shading them out and growing all over their natural habitats. Often more of a small tree than a shrub, it can grow as high as three metres. Forming dense thickets, it bears evergreen, hairless, shiny, elliptical leaves, dark green above, light green below" (www.wildflowersofireland.net)

10 comments:

  1. He looks a bit touched by the rain.

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  2. Beautiful, but yikes, three meters?!

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  3. Lots of them flourishing as hedges in my old home in North Devon. And my DIL has even managed to keep one alive though the harsh winters in Canada.

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  4. With three meters of height, you can not have in the yard of a house

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  5. Beautiful! They are just on the edge of their survival zone here so it is always lovely to see them.

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  6. ...and here we have a hard time getting them to grow!

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  7. Interesting thought and nice of you to share.

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  8. I've always loved these flowers ...

    All the best Jan

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