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P.J.M. Rhododendron

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

Pronunciation: roh-doh-DEN-dron
SKU #00980
4-8

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OVERVIEW
Description A durable yet charming rhododendron with small trusses of bright lavender-purple blooms that contrast with the small, dark green leaves. The 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 plantings, or containers.
Light Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Early Spring
Mature Size Slowly reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, spreading wider.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge
Design Ideas This 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.
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Holly (Ilex); Astilbe (Astilbe); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Bog Rosemary (Andromeda)
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. Apply an acid fertilizer after bloom.

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