Rhododendron catawbiense ‘Purpureum elegans’

(Purpureum elegans Rhododendron)


$179.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Captivating large purple blooms with burgundy blotches adorn this stately variety in mid spring; an accent or border shrub that will definitely stand out; absolutely must have well-drained, highly acidic and organic soil

Description

Best grown in acidic, humusy, organically rich, medium moisture, moisture-retentive but well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers a sun dappled shade. Plant in a location protected from strong winter winds. Good soil drainage is essential (doesn’t like “wet feet”). Poor drainage inevitably leads to root rot, therefore raised beds/plantings should be considered in heavy clay soils. Shallow, fibrous root systems (do not cultivate around plants) will benefit greatly from a mulch (e.g., wood chips, bark or pine needles) to help retain moisture and stabilize soil temperatures. Roots must never be allowed to dry out. Acidify soils as needed. Clip off spent flower clusters immediately after bloom as practicable.

Additional information

Common Name

Purpureum elegans Rhododendron

Botanical Name

Rhododendron catawbiense 'Purpureum elegans'

Container/Amount

20 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade

Height

8 ft.

Width

7 ft

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

mid spring

Flower Color

Violet

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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