Dwarf Rhododendron, Yak Rhododendron
Rhododendron degronianum subsp. yakushimanum 'Mist Maiden'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: degronianum subsp. yakushimanum
Cultivar: Mist Maiden
Hybridized by Hanger
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

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Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Glastonbury, Connecticut

Winnetka, Illinois

Portland, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 2, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Highly recommended rhododendron. Plants are compact; flowers open apple-blossom pink then fade to nearly pure white. The new leaves emerge covered in silvery-grey tomentum. This later gives way to shiny green leaves, but the undersides remain covered in creamy-colored felt-like indumentum. It really makes as good a foliage plant as a flowering one.