PlantsRhododendrons→Rhododendron (Rhododendron yakusimanum 'Ken Janeck')

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Rhododendron
Give a thumbs up Dwarf Rhododendron

Botanical names:
Rhododendron yakusimanum Accepted
Rhododendron degronianum subsp. yakusimanum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 4-5 ft.
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Bottoms of leaves are covered in thick indumentum (fuzz)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: light pink fading to white
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Other: Tissue Culture
Pollinators: Bumblebees


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Posted by Sequoiadendron4 (Lititz, PA - Zone 6b) on Jan 23, 2016 8:58 PM

Hardy little Rhodi for sure. We had temps down to -5 this winter with wind, and its site is somewhat exposed. No burnt out blooms and no brown leaves. It's blooming now and looks great. As the blooms age, it does lose some of that pink edging. New leaves are covered with white fuzz underneath, which fades to tan as they age. Very compact and only grows a couple of inches a year.

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