R. yakushimanum 'Kullervo'

'Kullervo'
Rhododendron Hybrid
Parentage: brachycarpum var. tigerstedtii x yakushimanum at Arboretum Mustila, Finland
Habit: Compact and round yakushimanum type growth. Height 1 m (3.3 ft) in ten years.
Flowers: Pink flowers fading white, upper lobes spotted green.
Leaves: Upper surface glabrous with age, dark green and 9 to 15 cm long.
Young leaves are densely tomentose. See picture below.
Cold Hardiness Temperature: -29F, -34C
'Kullervo' new growth

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