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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
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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:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Newton Highlands, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Bath, Pennsylvania

Murrysville, Pennsylvania

Leesburg, Virginia

Edison, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
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!