Institute of Horticulture of JAAS took part in the Eighth Rhododendron Exposition held in Binjiang Forest Park in Shanghai on April 16, 2010. Rhododendron decorum bred by Institute of Horticulture of JAAS won gold medal for cultivation in this exposition.
The theme of this exposition is "Rhododendron Blossoms to Celebrate Shanghai Expo". The Rhododendron Exposition was jointly hosted by Rhododendron Branch, National Flower Association and Shanghai Urban Environmental Landscape Bureau. More than 20 research institutions, gardening and planting sectors, big planting households and Japanese, Belgian delegations participated in the exposition. JAAS attended the indoor exposition. Alpine rhododendrons bred by Institute of Horticulture were highly praised by key members from Shanghai gardening and planting sectors and other rhododendron experts.