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For the Love of Rhododendron

Episode 5 - You can add your own twist

Synopsis: In this episode we meet Rhododendron hybridizer and college professor, Paul Chafe, we learn how a memorable brush with giant Rhododendrons led him to hybridizing, how he's adding his own twist on breeding cold-hardy Rhododendron by chasing a dream of tree-like, big-leaf plants that don't look like they should survive in the frigid cold of continental Canada.

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Explore the links below to learn more about topics mentioned in this episode:

Van Veen Nursery

Van Veen Nursery
Rhododendron propagation experts

David Leach David G. Leach's
Rhododendrons of the World

Flower stamens
Breeding Rhododendron
with Joe Bruso

Rhododendron parentage search Rhododendron hybrid pedigree
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Brueckner hybrids All about the Brueckner
Rhododendron hybrids

POY award selection
ARS Rhododendron of the Year


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