Dwarf Purple Rhododendron

Rhododendron impeditum (H-2)

SKU
00945
A dwarf flowering evergreen shrub with a tight, compact form and sensational spring flowers. This tiny plant displays gorgeous clusters of bright purple flowers in late spring. Ideal for cooler regions, with some protection from winter winds. Use as a charming accent in a smaller garden or en masse at the edge of a border.
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Botanical Pronunciationroh-doh-DEN-dron im-ped-EYE-tum
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches only 1 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat 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 first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Apply an acid fertilizer after bloom.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 8

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