Dense, rounded shrub.
Moist, well-drained, highly organic, slightly acidic soil
Effective in mass plantings or shrub borders. Some recognize this plant as Rhodoendron degronianum var. yakushimanum.
Deep green with indumentum beneath, especially on new growth.
Bright rose-red turning to pure white in full flower, in clusters of about 10-12.
Over a hundred different cultivars with this plant as a parent.