P.J.M. Elite Rhododendron

Rhododendron 'P.J.M. Elite' (H-1)

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A neat, compact shrub with an attractive rounded shape covered with clusters of vibrant lavender-pink flowers in spring. Prized for winter hardiness, this P.J.M rhododendron has glossy, dark green foliage that takes on red-purple hues in fall and winter. An excellent choice for borders, mass plantings, or containers. Evergreen.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationroh-doh-DEN-dron
LoreThe P.J.M. rhododendron and some cultivar names of this group are derived from the initials of renown hybridizer Peter J. Mezitt.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitCompact, Rounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsHolly (Ilex); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Astilbe (Astilbe)

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 the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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