Rhododendron Yak Golden Torch


Rhododendron Yakushimanum Golden Torch. A compact upright, evergreen shrub with clusters of soft yellow coloured flowers opening from salmon-pink buds fading to pale yellow or cream in late spring and early summer. Makes a highly attractive border specimen. Max Height 1.5m. Max Spread 1.5m. Flowers May to June.



Plant in moist acidic well drained soil. Full sun / Partial shade, hardy. Provide a deep 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.