Rhododendron yakushimanum ssp. yakushimanum 'Yaku Angel' Ericaceae
Long-lived polycarpic perennial
Comstock Knoll and Rhododendron Collection
Source of plant
Mowbray Gardens, Eastern Plant Specialists, Roslyn Nursery
To 2.5', hardy to -15 degrees F., midseason blooming. Buds light purplish pink opening to white flowers with light brown spotting, held in trusses of 13-17. Dwarf plant spreading twice as wide as tall; deep green leaves with tan indumentum are retained 3 years; new growth white-tomentose. (Selection of Ernest Allen; intro. by H.E. Greer; reg. 1976). C.A. (A.R.S.) 1975. (DS 103) Buds at a younger age, more heavily, and more easily than most yak clones. Leaves longer, narrower, and more convex than those of most yak clones. (DS 102).
USDA Hardiness Zone
foliage characteristics, growth habit, notable texture