Rhododendron 'Purple Gem'

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Dense-growing, dwarf evergreen shrub valued for its large trusses of showy flowers. "Purple Gem" has azalea-like foliage. Prefers cooler regions but some protection from winter wind is helpful. Photo credit: Doreen Wynja
  • Light Needs : Partial Sun
  • Water Needs : Moderate
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Botanical Name Rhododendron x 'Purple Gem' (H-1)
Brand Monrovia Growers
Rose Class N/A
Best Seller N/A
Size No
Mature Height 2 Feet or less
Mature Spread 2 - 4 Feet
Foliage Color Green
Flower Color Purple
Bloom Time Spring
Light Needs Partial Sun
Habit Round
Special Uses Deer Resistant, Dwarf Plant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native, Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses Border, Hedges and Screens, Rock Garden
Water Needs Moderate
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Subtype N/A
General Care Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.
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