Mardi Gras Rhododendron

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Mardi Gras Rhododendron

yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada' X 'Vanessa'


One of the first yak hybrids, this is still an outstanding variety. Bright reddish-pink buds emerge in early to mid-May and open to trusses of 3" wide white flowers with pink highlights and blooms young. It has dark green leaves with tan indumentum underneath. A compact grower that is also sun tolerant. The flowers appear in clusters about 5 inches in diameter, quite large given the compact size of this shrub. Expect them to reach their glory in late spring in most climates. All we can say is:It is an unforgettable show.


Mature Height : 3-4 Feet

Mature Width : 4-5 Feet

Exposure : Full to partial Shade

Hardiness Zones : 5-8


Photos provided are for informational purposes only and do not necessarily represent the exact size or shape of the plants being purchased as plant sizes are constantly changing, whether its from new growth, or after being trimmed, or from going dormant in winter. Plant sizes vary from one crop to the next and from one season to the next. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR CURRENT PLANT SIZES