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10/03/2014 at 12:30

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 we inherited this pot ,it needs some help once identified please

10/03/2014 at 12:34

It is a Rhodedendron of some sort.

10/03/2014 at 13:03
10/03/2014 at 14:28

nice one many thanks Azalea it is thank you 

10/03/2014 at 14:45

Yes azalea Alan. It would probably be happier out of that pot I think! 

10/03/2014 at 16:49

It's a bit early for that Azalea to flower now, even though plants seem to be ahead of their normal flowering period. IMHO this is Rhododendron 'Praecox'. It's always the one of the first of the Rhododendrons to flower in our part of the world. 'Praecox' means "early".

10/03/2014 at 17:58

Strictly speaking it is not possible to tell whether this is an azelea or a Rhode as you cannot count the number of anthers.

It is a particularly important differential anyway. Basically the azeleas make up 2 genuses of the Rhode family and they have 5 anthers per flower.

10/03/2014 at 18:08

To a botanist, they are all Rhododenron. I agree with Flowerchild, could well be 'Praecox'.

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