Rhodies... was Re: fox hunting

Iain Kenneth ymk43 at dial.pipex.com
Mon Jan 17 12:27:47 EST 2000

I would suggest if you really want an invasive rhodie. try ponticum which in
Argyll has taken over massive areas of land. I believe that one plant
produces over 1 000 000 seeds every year and the seeds can be blown up to

Iain Kenneth
iaink at dial.pipex.com

Todd M. Bolton <tmbolton at erols.com> wrote in message
news:38833320.B626F590 at erols.com...
> From what I saw while touring, I believe the varieties that are most
> invasive, at least in Devon and Cornwall, are Rhododendron catawbiense and
> R. maximum from the mid Atlantic US mountain ranges.  Most of the rest of
> Rhodies available on the market were hybridized to the point that they no
> longer produce viable seed.
> theo hopkins wrote:
> > In article <3882DDC7.2BD7 at oldforest.eu>, Rowan <?.goldberryshouse at oldfor
> > est.eu> writes
> > >Rodos poison sheep but goats will eat them. Native to Himalayas, cool,
> > >moist, hence a weed in Welsh National Parks
> >
> > I was always told that Rdodie was native to Himalayas, but the Forestry
> > Authority in their pamphlets on Rhodie control say it comes from
> > Northwest Turkey. But they also come from Himalayas...maybe different
> > type of Rhodie there?
> >
> > Never heard of this goat thing, myself.
> >
> > --
> > theo hopkins

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