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Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


May 10, 2009
7:35 AM

Post #6528710

Saw this beauty driving down a road in Berkeley, California.

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Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


May 10, 2009
7:35 AM

Post #6528712

I am thinking it is one available many years ago.

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Pyrola5
Bradford, PA
(Zone 5a)

May 11, 2009
1:44 AM

Post #6531781

I don't know but is very beautiful.
redchic01
southern willamette , OR
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2009
8:29 AM

Post #6532572

That's a wonderful specimen of 'Mrs. G. W. Leak' I believe!

I agree... I think that it's a variety that's been available for quite a while!!
My gosh, I would love to know how old that plant is!!

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redchic01
southern willamette , OR
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2009
8:33 AM

Post #6532575

Here's a good picture of one taken at OSU http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?p=rhododendron+mrs+g.+w.+leak&fr=yfp-t-305&ei=utf-8&x=wrt&y=Search&w=600&h=400&imgurl=oregonstate.edu/dept/ldplants/images/rhmgw80.jpg&rurl=http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ldplants/rhmgw1.htm&size=221k&name=rhmgw80.jpg&p=rhododendron mrs g. w. leak&oid=b9ddfa394eaf0a9e&no=17&tt=25&sigr=11f9cm29s&sigi=11gp97jgf&sigb=13fnbej38

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


May 11, 2009
2:55 PM

Post #6533621

I do beleive you are right. Someone else emailed me and in checking pictures, it is identical to some of them on google. Thank you!
Strever
Hiouchi, CA
(Zone 8b)

May 11, 2009
3:15 PM

Post #6533723

Kell
there are many many Rhody's that look alike
for instance it is also similar to http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ldplants/rhmfu1.htm
there is an Azalea park in Brookings, Oregon with plants that are over a 100 years old

Dick

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


May 12, 2009
6:31 PM

Post #6539587

Fancy meeting you here Dick. I looked closely at Mrs. Furnival also but mine is quite different.
redchic01
southern willamette , OR
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2009
11:43 PM

Post #6540872

Mrs. Furnival is generally a hair more pink around the outside of the florets than Mrs. G W Leak. That's why I lean towards Mrs. G W Leak.
Strever
Hiouchi, CA
(Zone 8b)

May 14, 2009
12:38 AM

Post #6545341

i agree it is more similar to Mrs. G W Leak http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ldplants/rhmgw5.htm
just wanted to say it could also be one of several that look like this
the size is awesome, probably pre-war and over 60 years old

Dick

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