Yak Rhododendron Excelsior

 

Opening from deep pink buds to blush-colored flowers, this is a tough, durable and beautiful yak hybrid from Heinje Nursery in Germany. Leaves are thick in texture, providing an attractive foil for the flowers which appear later than most yaks. Height 2-3 ft Width 3-4 ft.

 

 

Plant in moist acidic well drained soil. Full sun / partial shade, Hardy. Provide a winter mulch for added protection.

 

General Rhododendron Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot, if the Rhododendron is well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Rhododendron and area thoroughly
  • Water regular until Rhododendron is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.