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Description of Rhododendron 'Yaku Incense'

R. 'Yaku Incense' 
Photo by: Bill Stipe

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

Lackamas Spice x degronianum ssp yakushimanum 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower funnel-campanulate, wavy edges, 3" across, spicy scent, deep pink in bud, quickly turning yellowish-white throughout when fully open with some yellow-green spotting in throat. Held in dome-shaped truss of 14 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 


Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-5F  (-21C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves oblong, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 5" long, flat, semi-glossy, olive green, retained 3 years. Sparse yellow indumentum that ages to orange-yellow. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 974 

 Note: Bloom time and 10 year height information are approximate and can vary dependent on local climate and soil conditions.
Hardiness temperature is also an approximate guideline.

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