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Dwarf Rhododendron, Yak Rhododendron
Rhododendron degronianum subsp. yakushimanum 'Yaku Princess'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: degronianum subsp. yakushimanum
Cultivar: Yaku Princess
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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:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Redwood City, California

San Anselmo, California

Winnetka, Illinois

Andover, Massachusetts

Lexington, Massachusetts

Sparks, Nevada

Bedford, New Hampshire

Marion, North Carolina

Portland, Oregon

Knoxville, Tennessee

Edison, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 7, 2010, jackstangle from La Conner, WA wrote:

I love all the yaku rhodys & the yaku hybrids.

Positive

On Oct 6, 2009, mrs_colla from Marin, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This plant took it very easy for years, it is soooo slow establishing.
It stays nice and small, never needs pruning, very well mannered.
When it bloomed after 5 years, it was very very pretty.
Never bothered by any pest or disease, growing happily with some morning sun and then light shade.
I am happy with this plant.

Positive

On Apr 8, 2005, nevadagdn from Sparks, NV (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant was doing beautifully until the tree guys stomped on it accidentally while removing big tree branches from our elms (it had to be done). It's not doing badly now, considering the abuse it took.