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Rhododendron yakusimanum

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Yak rhododendron
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Woody deciduous shrub in the Ericaceae family.

Seasons of Interest:

   Foliage: Fall    Bloom:  Spring, April

Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Rhododendron support the following specialized bee: Andrena (Andrena) cornelliThis 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.

Height:
2-3 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, glossy gray-green leaves; abundant brown hairs on underside of leaf; 3 to 3.5 in. long
Flower:
Bright rose buds; rose, pink or white bell-shaped flowers in late spring
Zones:
5b to 8
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; well-drained soil
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Dense, spreading mound
Poison Part:
All parts.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion.
Symptoms:
Salivation, watering of eyes and nose, abdominal pain, loss of energy, depression, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, difficult breathing, progressive paralysis of arms and legs, coma.
Toxic Principle:
Andromedotoxin
Severity:
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as cultivated woody shrub; forest or natural area.
Width:
2-3 ft.
Tags:
showy flowers, deciduous, bees, fall color, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife, fall interest

NCCES plant id: 1753

Rhododendron yakusimanum Form
Wendy Cutler, CC BY - 2.0