Print off the registration form from this
site (click here) and when completed send to The New Zealand Rhododendron
Registrar, Brian Coker, ‘Stoneycrop’, 8B Barnsley Crescent, West
Melton, Selwyn 7618.
Contact the Registrar if you require assistance. Registering
through the New Zealand Registrar will ensure that the
registration is not only included in the International Register
maintained by the Royal Horticultural Society but the
registration will also be included in the New Zealand Register
and published in the Association’s Bulletin.
Registration fees are $6 for a single registration and $3 each
for multiple registrations being payable to the Registrar to
cover the cost of postage and expenses.
Although a photograph is not essential it is appreciated if at
least two photographs can be included with the registration. The
International Registrar wishes to maintain a photographic record
of registrations and it is hoped to build up a similar record as
part of the New Zealand Register. An emailed digital photograph
will also enable a digital database of photographs to be
In addition to the information on the registration form I would
also like to know the situation of the principal plant being
registered and any other plants that have been distributed. Also
please advise if the plant is commercially available and if so
through which nursery. This information will be valuable for
anyone researching these plants in the future.
When researching the book ‘Crossing the Rubicon’ the editors
found that many plants had been ‘lost’ and if the whereabouts of
the initial plants and extent of distribution had been known
then this would have assisted the hunt for them.
There are many named New Zealand hybrids widely distributed and
available that have not been registered. I encourage those who
are associated with such plants to consider formally registering
them in order to ensure that the name is protected and to
provide a suitable provenance for future rhododendron growers.
Situation of plant(s) and where
Registration fee $6. Payment can
be by cheque or direct credit. If you wish to direct credit
phone Brian for bank details.
New Zealand Rhododendron Registrar
‘Stoneycrop’, 8B Barnsley Crescent,
West Melton, Selwyn 7618
Phone 03 347 0010