Rhododendron
Rhododendron 'Capistrano'

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

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

East Haddam, Connecticut

Dracut, Massachusetts

Lexington, Massachusetts

Lititz, Pennsylvania

Christiana, Tennessee

Pullman, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

A nice pale yellow flowering rhodi. Very common in the nursery trade. This is the first rhodi to flower in our yard. It is flowering at the moment. The plant is not as dense as some other landscape cultivars. I would have to say that is its only downside. Other than that, it is very cold hardy and summer heat/drought hardy. I do give it some water if it's really dry in the summer. Our plant is in full shade and grows about 4-5" a year.

Neutral

On Mar 27, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Bred by the late David Leach, a renowned and brilliant plantsman.