Rhododendron degronianum subsp. yakushimanum
- BOTANICAL NAME: Rhododendron degronianum subsp. yakushimanum (formerly Rhododendron yakushimanum)
- COMMON NAME: Yak Rhododendron
- FAMILY: Ericaceae
- NATIVITY: Japan
- GROWTH HABIT: Dense, rounded shrub.
- SIZE: 3'.
- CULTURE: Moist, well-drained, highly organic, slightly acidic soil.
- LANDSCAPE USE: Effective in mass plantings or shrub borders.
- FOLIAGE: Deep green with indumentum beneath, especially on new growth.
- FLOWERS: Bright rose-red turning to pure white in full flower, in clusters of about 10-12.
- CULTIVARS: Over a hundred hybrids and cultivars with this plant as a parent.