Rhododendron Fraseri Group

Rhododendron × fraseri - Rhododendron 'Fraseri'

Nurseryman George Fraser emigrated from Scotland to Canada in the late 1800s and bought 100 hectares of forest on Vancouver Island, where he established a new nursery. In his breeding programme he used many other genera, in addition to rhododendrons.Fraser’s first hybrid rhododendron was largely a matter of chance. He had ordered cranberry plants from Nova Scotia, among which he found an extra “weed”, a small rhodora (R. canadense), which he planted.