Rhododendron degronianum ssp. yakushimanum 'Yummy Yak'
Size: 6-9 inch
Growth Habit: dwarf (3 x 3 feet)
USDA Zone: 6a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: (degronianum ssp. yakushimanum x 'Jalisco Eclipse')
Hybridizer: Maria Stewart
Color Category: pink
Bloom Time: April
Comments: Maria Stewart, formally of Dover Nursery, in Sandy, Oregon named this hybrid. Dark pink flowers with an accent of apricot on a compact, dense plant. Foliage is typical yakushimanum with its dark green, glossy leaves. A heavy layer of indumentum and a dusting of silver indumentum on the newly emerged leaves. Choice in every way.