Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons originate mainly from the Himalayas where about 600 different Rhododendron species can be found. These range from those in the Tender section at lower elevations around 2500 metres. Big Leaved Species with their massive leaves up to 75cm long, grow in conifer forests around 3000metres. Further up the mountains as the tree line thins towards 3500m, a wide range of interesting Species and Small Leaved Rhododendrons can be found sheltering amongst Juniper and alpine meadows. Above 3500m, Dwarf Rhododendrons grow in alpine conditions with snow cover for much of the year.

From these humble beginnings, plant breeders have developed more and more exotic hybrids over the past 100 years, with about 20,000 registered varieties. We have selected the best, and these Tall and Compact hybrids are perfect for any garden situation.

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Dwarf Rhododendron calostrotum 'Gigha'  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron calostrotum 'Gigha' AGM
calostrotum Gigha has beautiful and interesting rose-crimson flat saucer shaped flowers which stand above the wonderful silver-grey foliage in April-May. A lovely free flowering and neat plant. Height 30-40cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. This plant...
£14.95
Dwarf Rhododendron campylogynum Myrtilloides AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron campylogynum Myrtilloides AGM
Delightful thimble shaped plum purple nodding flowers on long pedicels in May-June. This is a very dwarf form that is one of our favourites featuring in many of our Chelsea exhibits over the years. Height and spread 30cm in 10 years. This plant was collected by Frank Kingdon Ward from China in about 1920. It is one of the most charming dwarf rhododendrons. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Carmen AGMDwarf Rhododendron Carmen AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Carmen AGM
Stunning waxy dark red flowers in loose trusses in April. It has small glossy green leaves and we believe is one of the deepest red dwarfs available. Slow growing with a height 40cm and spread of 50cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. This variety does...
£13.95
Dwarf Rhododendron cephalanthum Crebreflorum
Dwarf Rhododendron cephalanthum Crebreflorum
(POGONANTHUM H5) Deep pink daphne-like flowers on a tight plant in April-May. A real tiny gem for the rock garden from Tibet & Yunnan. Height and spread under 15cm in 10 years. Requires cool conditions. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. This variety does require...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Egret  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Egret AGM
Masses of pretty dainty white bell-shaped flowers in April. The flowers stand up high above the glossy mid green foliage. This is a compact neat growing plant, best in some sun to flower freely. Height 30-45cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. One of...
£13.95
Dwarf Rhododendron ferrugineumDwarf Rhododendron ferrugineum
Dwarf Rhododendron ferrugineum
Known as the pink 'Alpenrose' from Central Europe. This plant has lovely deep crimson-pink flowers in June. Useful for it's late flowering and hardiness. It will not tolerate high temperatures and needs good drainage. Height 40cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in...
£17.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Golden Princess
Dwarf Rhododendron Golden Princess
The most golden yellow flowers of any dwarf rhododendron. Floriferous deep yellow flowers cover the whole plant in April. With a compact habit it has excellent dwarf foliage that turns bronze in winter. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers....
£14.95
Dwarf Rhododendron groenlandicum
Dwarf Rhododendron groenlandicum
(LEDUM H7) Distinctive many flowered inflorescence of small white flowers at the ends of woolly shoots. April-June. A very hardy alpine ledum type plant from Greenland. Height 30-50cm in 10 years. • Recommended for: small gardens and later flowers.• Easy to grow.• Ideal position: Some sun.• Habit: Upright shrub.• Group: Dwarf Rhododendron species.• Tolerant of more sun.•...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron keiskei 'Yaku Fairy'  AGMDwarf Rhododendron keiskei 'Yaku Fairy'  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron keiskei 'Yaku Fairy' AGM
This is an excellent dwarf selection with pale yellow flowers which completely hide the dense mounded foliage in April. R. keiskei 'Yaku Fairy' is ideal for the rock garden and has the accolade of being the smallest of all Rhododendrons with a prostrate habit. This is the sole Japanese species in the subsection Triflora. Only the size of a dinner plate, 15-20cm in 10 years! Dwarf Rhododendrons don't...
£15.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Peter Bee
Dwarf Rhododendron Peter Bee
(H6) Lovely funnel shaped pale yellow flowers, green in bud. Fine pale green narrow leaves. Flowering in April. A choice compact growing plant, raised by Warren Berg in America, and named by Peter Cox, Scotland. Height 25-50 cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting...
£14.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Sarled  AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Sarled AGM
(H6) Light pink buds open to creamy-white long-lasting daphne-like flowers in May. Tiny, narrow leaves on a dense, compact plant. An easy and pleasing plant to grow, but avoid full sun. Height 30-50cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers. • Recommended...
£13.95
Dwarf Rhododendron Wee Bee AGMDwarf Rhododendron Wee Bee AGM
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Dwarf Rhododendron Wee Bee AGM
Red buds open to pretty rose pink tubular flowers, deeper pink on the outside, with red spotting in April. This is a superb low mounded plant with good foliage and a neat habit. In our opinion this is easily one of the best deep pink dwarf Rhododendrons. Height 30-50cm in 10 years. Raised by Warren Berg in Washington State USA, who was also a keen bee keeper! (See also Ginny Gee and Patty Bee). ...
£16.95

Dwarf Rhododendron Wigeon
Dwarf Rhododendron Wigeon
Lovely saucer-shaped deep lavender pink flowers with deeper spotting in the centre flowering in April and May. This is a floriferous plant with a compact habit and attractive grey-green leaves all season. Height 60-80cm in 10 years. Dwarf Rhododendrons don't mind the sun but they hate too much heat, so do avoid reflected heat from South facing walls and patios, particularly if planting in containers....
£13.95
Rhododendron (yak) Anuschka INKARHO
Rhododendron (yak) Anuschka INKARHO
Now available on the Inkarho rootstock! Striking bright red buds open to gorgeous rosey pink flowers in late May. A lovely very hardy yakushimanum hybrid that has attractive dark green foliage. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Recommended for: Tough and reliable variety. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit:...
£349.00

Rhododendron (yak) Dreamland  AGM INKARHO
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Rhododendron (yak) Dreamland AGM INKARHO
Now available on the Inkarho rootstock! This plant has very pretty pale pink flowers with darker edges. It flowers in May and has wonderful stiff green leaves with pale undersides. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. This plant is one of our most popular sellers and is consistently reliable.Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy...
£225.00
Rhododendron (yak) Polaris AGM INKARHORhododendron (yak) Polaris AGM INKARHO
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Rhododendron (yak) Polaris AGM INKARHO
Now available on the Inkarho rootstock! This tough little plant has red buds opening to ruby pink, ruffled flowers with a paler centre in May. It has good foliage and is wind, sun and cold tolerant. Height 80-120cm in 10 years. Also known as Hachmann's Polaris. Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Ideal for containers and small gardens. A tough variety that is easy...
from £325.00

Rhododendron (yak) Schneekrone AGM INKARHO
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Rhododendron (yak) Schneekrone AGM INKARHO
Now available on the Inkarho rootstock! Beautiful white flowers tinged soft pink and spotted ruby red, in a ball shaped truss. Flowering in May we think this is one of the best white yaks (compact Rhododendrons) for cold climates. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. The English translation is Snow Crown, and it certainly has a majestic flower! Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Recommended...
£225.00
Rhododendron Albert Schweitzer  AGM
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Rhododendron Albert Schweitzer AGM
Lovely deep pink buds open to rosy-pink flowers with a dark reddish blotch in late May. This is a tough and hardy variety with an upright habit. It is named after Albert Schweitzer, the missionary working in Africa. Height 150-180cm in 10 years. This is a great tough plant that is ideal for hedging and screening. Recommended for: Hedging/screening, tough variety. Easy to grow. Ideal position:...
£25.95

Rhododendron ambiguum 'Jane Banks'
Rhododendron ambiguum 'Jane Banks'
Clear primrose yellow flowers with greenish spots on the upper lobes in April - May. It is a tough, close growing shrub with a bushy upright habit and attractive small glossy leaves with glaucous scaly underside. A delightful plant that can be pruned hard after flowering. Height 100-120cm in 10 years. R. ambiguum Jane Banks is a good clone raised at Hergest Croft Gardens in Herefordshire, which was...
£17.95
Rhododendron annae
Rhododendron annae
Lovely white open bell shaped flowers, usually with purple spotting, appear in May - June. This plant has interesting dark green narrow leaves and outstanding young foliage. A bushy upright plant that is one of our favourites. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Recommended for lovely habit and foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: sheltered woodland. Habit: upright. Group: Species Rhododendron. Subsection:...
£24.95

Rhododendron anthopogon 'Betty Graham'
Rhododendron anthopogon 'Betty Graham'
(POGONANTHUM (H6) Deep pink Daphne-like flowers in April - May. Aromatic, oval, elliptic leaves. A choice selected clone with Award of Merit 1969. Height up to 40cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soil.
£14.95
Rhododendron Anuschka STANDARD
Rhododendron Anuschka STANDARD
(H7) Bright red buds open to gorgeous rosey pink flowers in late May. A lovely very hardy yakushimanum hybrid bred by Hachmann in Northern Germany. Attractive dark green foliage. Size of head in 10 years 75-100cm. Plant in ericaceous compost. This standard has been grafted on a straight stem at 80cm height.
£85.95

Rhododendron Apricot Belle
Rhododendron Apricot Belle
New! Another interesting hybrid raised by the late Ted Millais who has succeeded in breeding this R. cinnabarinum xanthocodon hybrid which is resistant to the dreaded powdery mildew and is hardier than previous clones. The buds are a deep apricot colour, opening to attractive creamy bell shaped flowers in May. Interesting glaucous foliage on a bushy plant about 75-100cm in 10 years.
£14.95
Rhododendron arboreum 'Rubaiyat'.
Rhododendron arboreum 'Rubaiyat'.
Selected clone with good red flowers and darker spots flowering in March-April. It has distinctive silvery indumentum on the underside of the large glossy and leathery leaves. The National flower of Nepal that will become a large tree in time. It makes a majestic plant that has the ability to re-grow from both the base and the trunk after a hard winter. Height 150cm in 10 years. R. arboreum are variable...
£24.95

Rhododendron arboreum cinnamomeum 'Everest Reunion'
Rhododendron arboreum cinnamomeum 'Everest Reunion'
This plant has neat trusses of pink flowers in March-April. It has distinctive cinnamon red indumentum on the underside of the large leathery leaves. The National flower of Nepal that will become a large tree in time. It makes a majestic plant that has the ability to re-grow from both the base and the trunk after a hard winter. Height 150cm in 10 years.R. arboreum cinnamomeum 'Everest Reunion' makes...
£24.95
Rhododendron argipeplum
Rhododendron argipeplum
Superb scarlet red bell-shaped flowers in a small truss flowering early, between February and April. A striking plant that has bristly branchlets when young. It has reddish smooth flaking bark and white, turning buff, indumentum on the underside of it's leaves. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. This species was redefined in 1996, formerley being known as R. smithii and R. macrosmithii. Recommended...
£31.95

Rhododendron augustinii 'Bowood Blue'
Rhododendron augustinii 'Bowood Blue'
NEW SELECTION! A most beautiful shrub, with large almost blue flowers. April - May. Upright bushy habit. Some protection required for first two winters. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. This is one of Lord Lansdowne's favourite augustinii clones from his spectacular Rhododendron collection at Bowood House. We are privileged to be the first nursery to offer this selection. It is a superb blue...
£17.95
Rhododendron Beau BrummellRhododendron Beau Brummell
Rhododendron Beau Brummell
Flowering late in June, this plant has excellent late scarlet red, waxy flowers with darker speckling. It is certainly eye-catching and the flowers form a spectacular ball-shaped truss and lovely matt green foliage. It will perform best in light shade. Height 150-180cm in 10 years.It certainly ranks as one of our favourites and is ideal for hedging and screening. Recommended for: Hedging/screening...
£27.95

Rhododendron Birthday GirlRhododendron Birthday Girl
Rhododendron Birthday Girl
A really lovely plant that has deep pink buds which open to large clear pink flowers. Flowering in May, this is a dense and compact hybrid with deep green leaves. Choice plant from the famous Exbury Gardens. Ideal for a special birthday present! Height 80-100cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: yakushimanum. Parentage: yakushimanum (s) X white form of catawbiense. Hybridization...
£19.95
Rhododendron BiskraRhododendron Biskra
Rhododendron Biskra
Bell shaped vermilion and biscuit coloured flowers in May which hang down and look stunning. This plant has an upright slender habit and is one of the hardier cinnabarium hybrids. Height 100-120cm in 10 years. Recommended for stunning flower. Plantsman range. Ideal position: needs an open situation. Habit: upright. Group: Rhododendron hybrid. Parentage: cinnabarinum Roylei Group (s) X ambiguum. Hybridization...
£23.95

Rhododendron Blue PoolRhododendron Blue Pool
Rhododendron Blue Pool
Wonderful funnel-shaped light lavender blue flowers in April - May. This plant has attractive lettuce green leaves in the summer. A slow-growing, dense and compact mounded bush. Height 80-100cm in 10 years, but getting larger in time. Recommended for front of borders, small gardens and raised beds. Easy to grow. Ideal position: most garden situations but avoid too much heat. Habit: dense and...
£14.95
Rhododendron BremenRhododendron Bremen
Rhododendron Bremen
Glowing scarlet red flowers in a loose truss appear in April. This plant has bright silvery green leaves and is neat and compact. It is hardy, but needs a sheltered site. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Easy to grow. Group: williamsianum. Parentage: unknown x williamsianum Hybridization date: pre 1950 (1945) Bred by: D G Hobbie. Origin: German. Habit: Compact...
£16.95

Rhododendron BrisanzRhododendron Brisanz
Rhododendron Brisanz
(H6) Bright scarlet flowers with faint speckling on the upper lobe. Flowering in May. Compact habit with matt green leaves, growing wider than high. Bred by Hans Hachmann. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soil. • Ideal for containers and small gardens.• Easy to grow.• Parentage: ‘Mars’ x haematodes (s) X ‘Erato’• Hybridization date: pre...
£25.95
Rhododendron bureavii   'Corrour'  AGM
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Rhododendron bureavii 'Corrour' AGM
Lovely white rose flushed flowers spotted crimson or purple. Flowering in May this is a superb foliage plant, with thick woolly indumentum on the underside of the leaves turning from white to rusty red with age. One of the most distinctive rhododendron species. This fine selection of R. bureavii was sourced from the notable rhododendron collection at Corrour, Scotland. It is noted for it's thick...
£24.95

Rhododendron bureavii  AGM
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Rhododendron bureavii AGM
Lovely white rose flushed flowers spotted crimson or purple. Flowering in May this is a superb foliage plant, with thick woolly indumentum on the underside of the leaves turning from white to rusty red with age. One of the most distinctive rhododendron species. Our selected clone is propagated from a large plant growing at Crosswater which has great flowers and grows in a neat rounded habit. It has...
£24.95
Rhododendron campanulatum aeruginosumRhododendron campanulatum aeruginosum
Rhododendron campanulatum aeruginosum
A rare, low growing form with purple pink flowers in April. Chiefly remarkable for its intense shiny green foliage with a bluish metallic bloom and an interesting silky buff indumentum on the underside. This is a choice plant that is slow to flower, but well worth the wait! Height 50-60cm in 10 years. The lithograph is by Walter Hood Fitch. It is based on a sketch by Joseph Dalton Hooker whilst in...
£26.95

Rhododendron campanulatum DM22
Rhododendron campanulatum DM22
(CAMPANULATA H6) Mauve lilac flowers, in loose but fairly compact trusses. April and May. Glossy leaves, with a nice dark fawn indumentum underneath. Collected by David Millais, Nepal. Height 120-150cm in 10 years. Recommended for outstanding foliage. Easy to grow. Ideal position: needs careful site selection, good drainage and not too much heat. Habit: tree-like. Group: Species Rhododendron. Subsection:...
£24.95
Rhododendron campylocarpumRhododendron campylocarpum
Rhododendron campylocarpum
Free flowering pale or bright yellow bell shaped flowers, with or without a faint basal blotch. Flowering in April-May this is one of the finest yellow species. It has a slightly open habit and will grow as wide as it is tall. Height 80-100cm in 10 years. The lithograph is by Walter Hood Fitch. It is based on a sketch by Joseph Dalton Hooker whilst in the Himalayas and published in his landmark book,...
£24.95

Rhododendron Catawbiense Boursault
Rhododendron Catawbiense Boursault
(H7) Long lasting lilac purple flowers with few markings. Late May flowering in a dense truss. A vigorous, very tough old variety, dating from before 1850. Height 175-200cm in 10 years. Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Recommended for: Hedging/screening. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hardy Hybrid. Tolerant of some...
£275.00
Rhododendron Catawbiense Boursault INKARHO
Rhododendron Catawbiense Boursault INKARHO
(H7) Long lasting lilac purple flowers with few markings. Late May flowering in a dense truss. A vigorous, very tough old variety, dating from before 1850, and hardy to -30C. Height 175-200cm in 10 years. Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Recommended for: Hedging/screening. Easy to grow. Ideal position: Most garden situations. Habit: Dense. Group: Hardy Hybrid. Tolerant...
£375.00

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Rhododendron cerasinum 'Cream form'
(THOMSONIA H5) Long lasting cream bell shaped flowers in May-June. An unusual colour selection from Ted Millais. Sparse feathery habit, with oblong glossy leaves. Height 75-100 cm in 10 years. Epithet: Cherry coloured (but this form is not!)Collected from SE Tibet, Upper Burma, Assam at 2800-3800 metresCampanulate flowers in pendulous trusses, 35-45mm long with 5 deep nectar pouches.Leaves 5-10cm...
£24.95
Rhododendron cinnabarinum xanthocodon
Rhododendron cinnabarinum xanthocodon
Pretty pale or creamy yellow campanulate flowers in May and June. This plant is easily grown and has wonderful small leaves with grey green foliage. It will perform best in open light shade and it does need good drainage. Height 120cm in 10 years. Recommended for great foliage and pretty flowers. Easy to grow. Ideal position: most garden situations as long as it has good drainage and an open site. Habit:...
£17.95

Rhododendron citriniflorum var. horaeum F21850Rhododendron citriniflorum var. horaeum F21850
Rhododendron citriniflorum var. horaeum F21850
Lovely loose trusses of orange red bell shaped flowers in April and May. Attractive thick brown or grey brown indumentum on the undersides of it's leaves. This is a plant that will appeal to enthusiasts and is rarely found in cultivation. Height 25cm in 10 years. This particular clone was collected by George Forrest during his epic trip to Burma, Yunnan and SW China during 1912-1914.Please Note: This...
£24.95
Rhododendron Cliff GarlandRhododendron Cliff Garland
Rhododendron Cliff Garland
An excellent early flowering American hybrid with clear shell pink flowers in February - March. This plant has lovely oval deep green leaves, tinged bronze-red on the young foliage. Height 60-80cm in 10 years. We love this plant and recommend it as a modern replacement for Rhododendron Tessa. Better flowers, clearer pink, bushier habit and much tougher! Recommended for small gardens and mixed borders....
£14.95

Rhododendron Constanze INKARHO
Rhododendron Constanze INKARHO
Now available on the Inkarho rootstock! Lovely rose pink flowers, paler in the throat, with wine red spotting on upper lobe. Flowering in late May this is a very hardy plant from Hachmann's Nursery in Northern Germany which grows wider than high. Height 140 -160cm in 10 years. Registered name is Hachmann's Constanze.Plant with plenty of good ericaceous compost to aid establishment. Recommended...
from £395.00
Rhododendron ContinaRhododendron Contina
Rhododendron Contina
Brilliant intense deep purple flowers with darker plum speckling and white stamen. Free flowering in April - May this is a very striking plant which would complement nearby yellow flowers. Nice clean foliage. Height 100-120cm in 10 years. Recommended for small gardens and mixed borders. Easy to grow. Ideal position: most garden situations. Habit: Upright. Group: Rhododendron hybrid. Parentage:...
£17.95

Rhododendron Crimson Pippin
Rhododendron Crimson Pippin
(H6) Trusses of crimson red flowers, fading to bright red. May. This plant has excellent woolly indumentum under dark leaves with silvery tomentum above. Dense round habit. Height 60-80cm in 10 years. • Ideal for front of borders and small gardens.• Easy to grow.• Group: yakushimanum.• Parentage: yakushimanum X sanguineum subsp. Sanguineum var. haemaleum• Hybridization date:...
£16.95
Rhododendron Cunningham's WhiteRhododendron Cunningham's White
Rhododendron Cunningham's White
Mauve buds open to white flowers with a pale yellow eye in early May. With delicate small flowers, it is a very tough dense plant which is good for screening and difficult positions. Cunninghams White is also tolerant of neutral/slightly alkaline soil. Height 140-160cm in 10 years.It certainly ranks as one of our favourites and is ideal for hedging and screening. If you have a difficult position this...
from £149.00
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