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Rhododendron yakushimanum ‘Kalinka’


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Rhododendron yakushimanumKalinka‘ is an evergreen shrub belonging to the species Rhododendron yakushimanum, which is part of the heather family (Ericaceae).
Produced at Zymon Ornamental Shrubs Nursery, yakushima rhododendrons grow slowly and reach a lower height compared to catawbiense rhododendrons. They have a more spreading growth habit. Originating from Japan's Yakushima island, yakushima rhododendrons are characterized by good drought resistance and moderate frost tolerance. Varieties of the yakushima species perform well both when planted in containers and in gardens.
In contrast to azaleas, also belonging to the heather family, rhododendrons do not lose their leaves during winter. In extreme cold, the leaves may curl into tubes.
When planning to grow rhododendrons in the garden, it's important to provide several key conditions that will allow you to enjoy their beauty for a long time:

  1. The rhododendron requires a semi-shaded and sheltered position, protected from the wind.
  2. The soil prepared for the rhododendron should be acidic, rich in organic matter, well-draining, and moderately moist.
  3. Rhododendrons thrive best along the edges of small ponds, water features, or other bodies of water, where there is a moist microclimate.
  4. Rhododendrons definitely thrive better when planted in groups.

Rhododendrons tolerate transplanting very poorly, so it is essential to properly prepare and choose a location for this selected plant. If you have any doubts regarding the choice of plant or its requirements, we invite you to contact us, and we will provide professional advice.

Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Kalinka' is an evergreen, compact shrub with a regular hemispherical habit. The leaves of the 'Kalinka' variety are dark green, leathery, and highly glossy with a dark brown underside.
Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Kalinka' blooms profusely from late May to the first decade of June. The buds are intensely pink, almost red, and the flowers are ruby-pink, transitioning as they bloom to pale pink with a yellow-brown marking on the upper petal. The flowers are gathered in large decorative and hemispherical terminal inflorescences.
Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Kalinka' exhibits good frost resistance for rhododendrons. However, it is recommended to cover both young and adult plants for winter.
It is a highly decorative plant with striking flower colors appreciated at many exhibitions:

  • Gold Medal BUGA Dusseldorf 1987.

  • Gold Medal BUGA Dortmund 1991.
Height and width of the dispatched plant

30/40 cm

Target height and width

100/140 cm

Planting period

From spring to autumn

Container size

C7.5 - 7.5 litre

Bloom time

From May to June


Hardy, zone 6B


Keep the soil moderately moist.

Soil type

Loamy, permeable, acidic pH 3.5-4.5


Partial shade

Maintenance procedures


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