Photographic Print. Lilac Rhododendron blossoms in Portmeirion woods, Wales.
Before past glaciations, during periods with a warmer climate than now,
some species were present in Britain but failed to return
after the last glacial maximum, c.20,000 years ago. Amongst these are Rhododendron and
Rabbits, later reintroduced and are now considered invasive, non-native,
not indigenous by some conservationists. Some give this as a reason for
ripping them out, a reason which for some species is not true. Rhododendron
Ponticum is the only variety which causes problems but I believe landscapers often
get rid of all Rhododendrons, as they prefer a wood to be a sparsity of
trees rather than a wood. A wonderful example of how this varierty has been
replaced is at Portmeirion Woods. Robin Llywelyn explained to me, "Gwylit woods had become choked with them, they turn the soil acidic
and no wildlife inhabits ponticum woods and they were finally eradicated
in the 1980s. The Victorian rhodedendrons
and other exotic trees have flourished since then, we have re-planted
some that were close to dying out and the collection is now back to full
strength." There is a diverse and extensive variety of species, many of which are exotic.
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