Rhododendron 'Purpureum Elegans' - Purpureum Elegans Rhododendron

Rhododendron 'Purpureum Elegans' - Purpureum Elegans Rhododendron

Rhododendron 'Purpureum Elegans'

Rhododendron

Categories: Shrub

Vigorous upright plant with broad dark green glossy foliage and clear violet flowers with dark blotches. A fine compact shape, adapts to unfriendly climate conditions. Ideal as an accent, specimen or border planting.

We offer Purpureum Elegans 18" to 24" in a 5 gallon container.


Rhododendron Growing and Maintenance Tips

Fertilize in the spring after blooming with a food for acid-loving plants.


Height:

5 Feet

Spread:

5 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Rhododendron 'Purpureum Elegans' Characteristics

Exposure

  • Partial Sun
  • Full Shade

Soil Moisture

  • Average Water

Attributes

  • Cut Flower/Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Long Blooming
  • Naturalizing

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer
  • Spring

Genus Overview: Rhododendron

Common Name: Rhododendron

Voted the #1 shrub among many gardeners for its large dense green foliage and abundance of beautiful bell shaped flower clusters in the spring. The trusses are 5” to 6” in diameter.  The dorsal petal of each flower is speckled with green, yellow, cinnamon-red or brown. This acid-loving plant has a shallow root system. Plant in rich organic, well-drained soil and mulch to protect the root system. This handsome broadleaf evergreen does well in sun or light shade and can grow from 6’ to 10’ tall with equal spread.   Beautiful used in a natural setting, single specimen or mass planting, excellent choice for a blooming hedge.