Loderi Game Chick

Rhododendron 'Loderi Game Chick'
fortunei ssp. fortunei x griffithianum
Loder 1901
(AGM 1993 removed 2012)
5m by 8m
10 year height/spread: 2m/2.5m
Flowers: enormous somewhat floppy trusses of
about 12 pink buds open to very large (14cm
across) white flowers with noticeable green spots
in the throat. Very fragrant.
Elliptic glabrous mid green foliage more similar to
griffithianum but with purple petioles.
Recognise by: the petioles; the truss and flower
size and the far reaching fragrance. The greenish
spots on a white flower identify this clone, which
flowers 7-10 days after other Loderis.
Needs grafting. Usefully later.
Except possibly for 'King George' and 'Venus',
the clones of Loderi have become very mixed up
in commerce.

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