Rhododendron campanulatum ssp. campanulatum
AM 1925 Exbury (to 'Knap Hill' clone),AGM
Height: shrub 0.5 - 6m
10 year height/spread: 1m/1m
Flowers: pale smokey blue.
Introduced: 1825 by Wallich from Sikkim (the species).
Distribution: Kashmir, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, 2700 - 4200m.
Recognise by: rounded leaves about 12cm long, lower leaf surface covered
with a smooth fawn indumentum, which is white when young (the species); the
flower colour (the clone).
A neat shrub with very attractive trusses of lavender blue flowers.
Photo: Tim Atkinson
Photo: David Coombes
clone 'Knap Hill'
Location: Deer Dell, Surrey
Photo: John McQuire