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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Rhododendron Week

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There is nothing happening in the park this week but there are lots of Rhododendrons around the park in flower this week above by the little bridge next to the lake

Rhododendrons are grown for their spectacular flowers, usually borne in spring. Some also have young leaves and stems covered in a striking dense woolly covering (indumentum) and some - the deciduous rhododendrons or azaleas - have good autumn colour.

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Quick facts

Common name Rhododendron
Botanical name Rhododendron
Group Evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs
Flowering time Mainly spring
Planting time Autumn or spring
Height and spread Variable
Aspect Generally light dappled shade
Hardiness Mostly fully hardy
Difficulty Moderate

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The same area by the lake and down Coronation Walk

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Further down Coronation Walk is a big one in full flower

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Up by the band stand

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