Rhododendron degronianum subsp. yakushimanum

Rhododendron yakusimanum
  • BOTANICAL NAME: Rhododendron degronianum subsp. yakushimanum (formerly Rhododendron yakushimanum)
    rho-do-DEN-dron yak-u-si-MANE-um
  • 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.
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  • BARK:
  • FLOWERS: Bright rose-red turning to pure white in full flower, in clusters of about 10-12.
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  • CULTIVARS:  Over a hundred hybrids and cultivars with this plant as a parent.



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