The light yellow flowers of this outstanding variety are rare for Rhododendrons, and this only adds to their already exceptional merit. Funnel-shaped, frilly blooms shine brightly atop dark evergreen foliage from mid to late spring. Grows 3-5' tall, spreads 6-8' wide. Ships in 4" pots. Zones 5-8 Rhododendron 'Capistrano'
Make the gently hued Capistrano Rhododendron a part of your garden, border or walkway for an extraordinary, rarely seen shrub that blossoms multitudes of lovely perennial flowers. Recently developed, this Rhododendron Capistrano plant produces clear light yellow blooms with exquisite form. Look for this rhododendron plant to reach up to 5 feet tall with a lush 6 to 8-foot spread.
A captivating beauty, the Capistrano Rhododendron offers trusses of dazzling lemon yellow flowers, which is a rare shade for rhododendron blooms. The Rhododendron Capistrano is a stunning, elegantly colored variety is the result of careful breeding by Dr. David Leach, one of America's premiere hybridists. Expect this exceptional rhododendron plant to produce perfectly funnel-shaped, frilly flowers and deep green glossy-leaved foliage. Plant these robust perennial flowers together for spectacular borders, or cultivate individual Capistrano Rhododendrons alone for striking specimen plants.
Botanical Name: Rhododendron 'Capistrano'
Common Name: Rhododendron
Form: Evergreen shrub
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade
Height/Habit: 3 - 5'
Spread: 4 - 6'
Spacing: 6 - 8'
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
Flowering Date: Mid to late spring.
Duration: 2 - 3 weeks.
Cut Flowers: No
Dried Flowers: No
Shipping Season: Spring
Unique Characterstics: Frilly light yellow flowers shine bright above the attractive dark green, evergreen foliage. Outstanding flowers and foliage. Superb as a specimen plant or in a mass planting.
Flower Color: Lemon Yellow
Flower Form: Large trusses of funnel-shaped, frilly flowers.
Foliage Type: Evergreen, elliptic, healthy-looking, dark green foliage.
Resistance: Good pest and disease resistance.
Pruning: Prune to shape and remove dead wood. Remove spent flowers as they fade to prevent wasted energy on seed production.
Pruning Time: After flowering.
Soil Requirement: Well-drained, organically rich, moisture retentive soil.
Additional Information: One of Dr. David Leach's finest American hybrids. The clear light yellow flowers are rare for rhododendrons.
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