Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Slow growing to 1 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Spring Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Late spring
Botanical Pronunciation:roh-doh-DEN-dron im-ped-EYE-tum
Plant type:Shrub, Rhododendron
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Sunset climate zones:4 - 6, 15 - 17
Growth habit:Compact
Growth rate:Slow
Average landscape size:Slow growing to 1 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Gray-green
Blooms:Late spring
Flower color:Purple
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Design IdeasSo low growing, this hardly seems like a Rhododendron, but its luscious purple flowers give it away. It's a natural for filling in the edges of shade gardens, and is perfectly scaled for courtyards and city gardens. A very romantic plant for cottage gardens anywhere. Treat it as a woody groundcover in front of taller plantings. Excellent for disguising the exposed legs of larger acid-loving shrubs. A natural for around the edges of water features and water gardens.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.