Yaku Princess Rhododendron is a unique variety with a compactly branched low growth; bushy. In mid spring spheres of pinkish-white blooms with deeper pink and green spotting on the florets appear; trusses of apple-blossom pink buds open to white in spring. The green foliage has long leaves that have fuzzy, tan-orange undersides. Yaku Princess is vigorous, sun tolerant, and a low maintenance rhododendron that is perfect for foundation plantings. It requires regular waterings, particularly in hot, dry weather; established plants can benefit from fertilization. Rhododendrons are ornamental, acidic-soil loving broad-leaf evergreens and are ideal for shrub borders and informal hedges. The most favorable time to prune is when there are no flower buds in the early spring, just before growth begins.