Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Van Zile'

Yak Van Zile Rhododendron

Evergreen Shrub

Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Van Zile' has soft pink flowers in spring, but is most prized for its foliage. Specifically, its silvery-white indumentum that persists on new growth over a relatively long season.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7

Exposure: Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 24 - 36 tall x 30 - 48 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Attracts Bees, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Blue, Silver / Gray

Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Season: Apr, Spring

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Mixed Border, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Deer Resistant
Wildlife: Bees, Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos