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Rhododendron bureavii
Taliensia subsection
Epithet: after the French professor,E. Bureau.
H5
AM 1939 Exbury, AM 1972 Windsor (for foliage), 1988 Glendoick to a clone 'Ardrishaig',
AGM (1993) 2012
Height: shrub 1.5 - 4m
10 year height/spread: 1m/1.5m
Flowers: white or flushed pink with purple flecks.
April/May.
Introduced: 1917 by Forrest from Yunnan.
Distribution: Yunnan and Sichuan, 3200 - 4300m.
Recognise by: upper leaf surface lightly covered with reddish hairs giving a matt appearance, lower surface densely covered with rusty red indumentum, salmon when young.
One of the best foliage plants in the genus. Bright indumentum. Superb bronze young growth. Easily grown.
R.bureavii
Location: Nymans, Sussex
Photo: John McQuire
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Location: Milde Arboretum, Norway
Photo: Kristian Theqvist
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Location: Sofiero Castle, Sweden
Photo: Kristian Theqvist
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Location: Wirral
Photo: Angela Brabin
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Photo: Chris Callard
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Photo: George Hargreaves

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