Rhododendron Fantastic (R. 'Mars' × R. yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada')
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, compact, dense, 3 ft (~1 m) tall in 10 years. Leaves about 10 cm long, elliptic, dark green, with tan, wooly indumentum underneath. Flowers about 5 cm across, rose-pink fading to white in the throat in which there is light green spotting.
15o F, mid-late; quality rating: 4-5/4 [flower / plant & foliage; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)].
- Partial shade. Rhododendrons generally prefer well-drained, high organic matter, acid soils.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 6
- Oregon State Univ., North Willamette Research and Extension Center, Aurora.