Rhododendron yakusimanum Rhododendron yakusimanum
- Yak Rhododendron
Woody deciduous shrub in the Ericaceae family.
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Foliage: Fall Bloom: Spring, April
Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Rhododendron support the following specialized bee: Andrena (Andrena) cornelli. This plant tolerates damage by rabbits.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Rhododendrons are susceptible to insect and disease problems. Insect problems include aphids, borers, lacebugs, leafhoppers, mealybugs, mites, nematodes, scale, thrips and whitefly. Diseases include canker, crown rot, root rot, leaf spot, rust, and powdery mildew. Full sun can scortch the leaves and the roots rot if soil does not drain well. A healthy plant in the right place with proper maintenance should have few problems. This plant is frequently damaged by deer. Early flowering makes it susceptible to spring freezes especially if planted in sunny locations where leaves and flowers emerge early.
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