Dwarf Rhododendron, Yak Rhododendron
Rhododendron 'Yaku Prince'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Yaku Prince
Hybridized by Shammarello
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

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Patent Information:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Newton Highlands, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Bath, Pennsylvania

Lititz, Pennsylvania

Murrysville, Pennsylvania

Leesburg, Virginia

Edison, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On May 12, 2015, Sequoiadendron4 from Lititz, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This plant was in our garden for 2 seasons before I yanked it out and threw it away. It was removed because the plant was WAY too needy in the water department. None of the other plants around it, including other rhodi's, needed as much water as this thing. Also, the blooms weren't really that great. They were a really washed out pink color, fading to white as they aged. There are a few other rhodi's of similar color that do way better than this plant.

Neutral

On Oct 5, 2009, roalber from Kalamazoo, MI wrote:

I've been growing this for about 5 yrs. in my southern Michigan(zone 5) garden. So far it is proving to be surprisingly hardy for me. The flowers are the brightest pink of any hardy yak. rhodo. that I've tried.

3/24/11-Update- after this winter, which wasn't particularly harsh, this plant has suffered severe leaf burn (approx. 90% of leaves burned). ...guess I have to temper my enthusiasm for this one!