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synonyms: Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Fantastica'
poisonous or irritant
full sun, part shade
moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Compact, slow growing evergreen with a very neat dense habit. Dark green foliage with a woolly indumentum underneath. Abundant large trusses of bell-shaped pink flowers, darker at the edges and much paler in the centres, giving a 2-tone effect. They open from red buds in May.
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil
A Rh. yakushimanum hybrid. Raised by Hans Hachmann, Germany, 1983.