Purple Gem Rhododendron
Rhododendron x 'Purple Gem' (H-1)
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||The 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Showy spring flowers|
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 and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8