A compact evergreen with clusters of lavender-pink flowers that fade to a very light-pink with red spots and blotches; distinct, pointed leaves; prefers well-drained, cool, highly acidic and organic soil, use plenty of peat moss when planting
Yaku Prince Rhododendron is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Yaku Prince Rhododendron is blanketed in stunning clusters of shell pink trumpet-shaped flowers with white overtones and red spots at the ends of the branches in late spring. It has olive green foliage with tan undersides. The oval leaves remain olive green throughout the winter.
Yaku Prince Rhododendron will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.