Micropropagation of Heritage Rhododendron Collections at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

  • Neil Davidson Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Abstract

The most recent efforts at micropropagation of Rhododendron species started at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in 2013. This paper outlines the methods and practices adopted, and highlights some of the problems and pitfalls encountered throughout the process. At the close of 2017 the first plants propagated using in vitro techniques were planted at Benmore Botanic Garden in Argyll, Scotland.

Author Biography

Neil Davidson, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Horticulturist

References

KYTE, L. & KLEYN, J. (1996). Plants from Test Tubes. An Introduction to Micropropagation (3rd edn). Timber Press, Portland, OR.

SMITH, R. & MULHOLLAND, B. (2008). Use of micropropagation for the conservation of rare Cornish garden plants at risk from P. ramorum. Combined Proceedings International Plants Propagators’ Society, 58: 456–460.

Published
2019-02-05
How to Cite
Davidson, N. (2019). Micropropagation of Heritage Rhododendron Collections at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Sibbaldia: The Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture, (17), 189-200. https://doi.org/10.23823/Sibbaldia/2019.274
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