• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing to 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Spring Flowering
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:roh-doh-DEN-dron HIB-rid
    Plant type:Shrub, Rhododendron
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 6, 15 - 17, 34, 37, 39
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing to 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasThe compact habit of this versatile Dwarf Rhododendron lends a decidedly formal character to the garden. Plant in small groupings in front of taller shrubs. Line them up for edging or as mini hedges to highlight plantings of perennials. Ideal for massing under the canopies of trees with other understory species. Ideal for small city gardens, courtyards and side yards where space is a premium. The best plant for hiding bare legs of older Rhododendrons.
  • Care
    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:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.