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P.J.M. Elite Rhododendron

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

Pronunciation: roh-doh-DEN-dron
SKU #03394
4-8

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Holly (Ilex); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Astilbe (Astilbe)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore The P.J.M. rhododendron and some cultivar names of this group are derived from the initials of renown hybridizer Peter J. Mezitt.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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