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This evening, I am providing a small portfolio of Rhododendron bloom images taken in Spring at Muncaster Castle in the English Lake District.

Rhododendrons, although prolific, are not native to the British Isles, having originated in Asia. There are 1024 species with Rhododendron Ponticum being the most prolific and now an invasive pest crowding out native flora. Rapid self-propogation is by a combination of suckering roots and seed production.

There are evergreen and deciduous varieties of Rhododendron which are manifested as both trees and shrubs.

As will be evident from the images herein, the genus is capable of producing spectacular flower displays in Spring.

 

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