Rhodies... was Re: fox hunting

theo hopkins thopkins at thopkins.demon.co.uk
Mon Jan 17 13:12:40 EST 2000

In article <38833320.B626F590 at erols.com>, Todd M. Bolton
<tmbolton at erols.com> writes
>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
Down in this part of Devon, they are definitely R. ponticum. The purple
theo hopkins

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