P.J.M. Rhododendron Rhododendron x 'P.J.M.' #3 15-18"

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A durable yet charming rhododendron with small trusses of bright lavender-purple blooms that contrast with the small, dark green leaves. The evergreen foliage takes on a mahogany-brown winter color. This variety is noted for its tolerance for heat as well as cold. An excellent choice for borders, mass plantings, or containers.

Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep roots cool, avoiding the crown. Avoid harsh afternoon sun exposures and shelter from drying winter winds. Water deeply, regularly in the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Apply an acid fertilizer after bloom.

DETAIL

Average Size at Maturity Slowly reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, spreading wider.
Bloom Time Early Spring
Design Ideas This rugged little fellow promises to perform even where the climate is on the warm side for most Rhododendron. An excellent foundation shrub that won't exceed five feet tall; a natural for covering up unsightly stemwalls, footings and utilities. Ideal as a natural barrier hedge in front yards. Good choice for fence lines. Also works well planted singly or in groups in larger planters. Adds life to otherwise dull evergreen plantings and thrives in the acid soils under high-canopied conifers.
Deciduous/ Evergreen Evergreen
Flower Attribute Showy Flowers
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Garden Style Asian/Zen, Cottage
Growth Habit Erect
Growth Rate Slow
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light Needs Partial sun
Soil Needs Azalea & Camellia Food
Special Feature Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water Needs Moderate
Watering Needs Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.