Rhododendron x 'P.J.M.' (H-1)Item #0980 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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Durable variety with small trusses of bright lavender-pink blooms contrasting with mahogany-brown winter foliage color. Stands up to heat as well as cold.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:roh-doh-DEN-dron HIB-ridDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 6, 15 - 17Growth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow grower to 3 to 5 ft. tall, spreading wider.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Early springFlower color:PinkFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasThis 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.
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.