Rhododendron yakushimanum


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Evergreen shrub

Flower colour






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photo by Lee Avison, copyright GAP Photos (252828)

Plant details

R. yakushimanum is a Japanese species only found wild on a few windswept mountain peaks, but well known as the source of numerous popular garden varieties. It makes a dense and compact mound of foliage, freely-branching and covered at flowering time with trusses of funnel-shaped blooms. These fade from soft pink to white with conspicuous green speckles. A robust and desirable species, wider than it is high and very reliable. Sometimes listed as R. degronianum subsp. Yakushimanum.

Family: Ericaceae

Genus: Rhododendron

Species: yakushimanum

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Rose

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 200cm

Spread: 200cm

Flowering period: May to June

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