Yak or R yakushimanum Hybrids
Yak Hybrids perfect for the smaller garden and containers:
H4-5 Raised from the Japanese species R. yakushimanum, the ‘yak’ hybrids in many different colours are now very popular.
-Rounded full trusses, usually very freely produced. Some have fading flowers, some keep colour.
-Neat dome-shaped, slow growing plants, ideal for the smaller garden or container. Size 1-1.5m in 10-15 years.
-Many have fine foliage with indumentum on the leaves. (marked $)
-Most flower in late May and early June so avoiding spring frosts.
BARBARELLA H4-5 Low ML Cream-deep pink bicolour, always sells on sight. Small dark leaves on a compact slow growing plant.
CAROLINE ALLBROOK H5 Tall ML Frilly lavender. Free-flowering, vigorous & hardy.
CUPCAKE $ H4 Semi-Dwf M Salmon pink, fading to pale pink, early. Compact with indumented leaves. Very free-flowering.
DOPEY H4 Low ML Bright red, non-fading. New leaves have a silver dusting on them.
FANTASTICA H5 Low ML Pink, deeper around the rim, giving a picotee effect. Fine foliage on a compact, vigorous plant. Very spectacular, our favourite 'yak'.
GLENDOICK® GOLD [GLE011] H4 Low ML Rounded trusses of deepest bright yellow. Very neat compact habit. Needs good drainage.
GLENDOICK® VANILLA [GLE017] * H4-5 Low ML Vanilla-scented, pure white, late. Tight and compact with handsome foliage.
GOLFER $ H4 Low ML Flowers pale pink-white in May. Leaves fawn below with very showy silver-white indumentum on the upper surface which persists all summer.
INGRID MELQUIST NEW Low H6 Pink buds open to ball-shaped trusses of pure white. Extremely hardy and with excellent foliage. The best of its type. ML
KEN JANECK $ H5-6 Low ML Palest pink-cream, spotted yellow. An excellent plant with fine indumented foliage.
LARAMIE H4 Low M Cream with a dark red blotch. Handsome foliage. (Yak x macabeanum)
Loch Morar, Barbarella, Cupcake, Glendoick Mystique
LOCH EARN H4 Low ML Pale yellow, very free-flowering. Slow-growing
LOCH MORAR (95/3A, Nancy Evans x Cupcake) H4 Semi-Dwf ML Yellow-cream, red blotch, pink-red reverse. Compact. Good drainage
PERCY WISEMAN H5 Low ML A best seller. Peachy-cream, fading to cream. Proving to be hardy in northern Germany. Large for a 'yak'.
SCHNEEKRONE H6 Low ML Creamy-white, pink-flushed, spotted red. One of the toughest 'yak' hybrids and one of the best whites. Excellent in severe climates.
SEAVIEW SUNSET H4 Med M Pink in bud, opening yellow-orange, in a rounded truss. Compact habit, free-flowering. This is an excellent 'yak' in a new shade.
SNEEZY H5 Low ML Rose red, fading to pink. Vigorous. Silvery young growth. Easy and free-flowering.
TEDDY BEAR $ H5 Low ML Pale pink, fading to white. Fine foliage, deeply felted leaves with brown indumentum on upper surface of new leaves too. A plant for year-round interest.
TITIAN BEAUTY H4 Low ML Waxy red, unfading, late. A neat, compact bush with indumented foliage. Free-flowering.
VIKING SILVER $ (yak x pachysanthum Hansen) H5 Low EM Pale pink, early. The finest silvery foliage of any rhododendron, persisting all summer, especially in full sun. Excellent habit
WINTER SPICE NEW 1m. H5 ML A cross between 'Hachmann's Charmant' and 'Dreamland'. Flowers soft pink to white with
an attractive red flare. Compact habit and tough. A fine New American hybrid.
YAKUSHIMANUM $ H6 Low ML The 'yak' parent species. Apple-blossom-pink buds open to full trusses of white. Excellent foliage: silver indumentum above and fawn below. Forms a compact mound. Very hardy and tolerates full sun. FCC 'KOICHIRO WADA' (grafts) $ H6 Low ML a famous and fine selection.
Seaview Sunset, Glendoick Gold, Loch Earn