Wednesday, November 23, 2005


After blooming, the rhododendron flowers do like most flowers do, and produce seeds for the next generation.

Here is an image of our subject rhododendron, in which you see some spent seed pods from the previous years’ flower buds.

[Scroll down a little to yesterday's post for images of the beautiful rhododendron flowers].


  1. Do rhododendrons grow year round? And are they prevalent in the American Northeast?

  2. Yes, rhododendrons are indeed "evergreens," meaning that they hold their leaves all year long.

    There are many varieties of rhododendrons coming in all sorts of colors and sizes. Some bloom as early as January, others as late as September. Rhodies are also close sisters of the smaller azaleas.

    As to the American Northeast... I'll have to take a get back to you on that one! While I am about to move to Pennsylvania, the furthest east I’ve ever been in the states was probably Houston, TX (and I was only in the airport, so I don’t think that really counts); before that Las Vegas, NV.

    Consequently, I am seriously looking forward to learning all about the local flora of my soon-to-be-new-home, but have only rumors and a few photos to give me any idea of what to expect.

    I’m coming from a place of thick evergreen forests... and I anticipate a whole new plethora of plants to make friends with on the East coast!


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