Rhododendron x 'P.J.M.' (H-1)Item #0980 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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A durable yet charming rhododendron with small trusses of bright lavender-pink blooms contrasting with small dark green leaves. 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 planting, or containers.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:roh-doh-DEN-dronDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 6, 15 - 17Growth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slowly reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, spreading wider.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Year-round InterestFoliage 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.Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Holly (Ilex); Astilbe (Astilbe); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Bog Rosemary (Andromeda)
- CareCare InformationThrives in humus-rich, acidic, well-drained soils. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep roots cool. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.Pruning time: spring after flowering.Light Needs:Partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.