- Rhododendron Decorum Bred by Institute of Horticulture of JAAS Won Prizes in the Ninth Rhododendron Exposition
The 9th Rhododendron Expo held in Nanjing from April 18 to May 5, 2011. Rhododendron decorum bred by the Institute of Horticulture of JAAS won gold medal for cultivation and the prize for new rhododendron varieties in this Expo.With the theme "Rhododendron Blossoms, Charming Nanjing", the Rhododendron Expo was jointly sponsored by Rhododendron Branch, National Flower Association and Nanjing Municipal Bureau of Tourism and Gardens. More than 30 research institutions, gardening and planting sectors, big planting households participated in the Expo which consisted of 10 outdoor exhibition stands and 40 indoor ones.JAAS has been involved in interior flower decoration design in Xuanwu Lake Exposition Hall. Alpine rhododendrons bred by Institute of Horticulture were highly appreciated by the rhododendron scientists and tourists. The red alpine rhododendrons of JAAS independent innovation program were awarded the gold medal for cultivation. The alpine rhododendron variety "Fuli Jinling", the first of its kind in the new rhododendron variety breeding in Jiangsu Province and hybrid rhododendron variety "Zijin Meijuan" were awarded the prize for new rhododendron varieties.