Rhododendron 'Purple Gem'



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About This Product

Botanical Name: Rhododendron 'Purple Gem'

Common Name: Purple Gem Rhododendron

An evergreen shrub with a dense, compact habit. Early to mid spring bloom. Funnel-shaped flowers grow in globe-shaped trusses. Flowers are light violet-blue. Attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Small, dark green leaves are elliptic and leathery. Foliage emerges blue-green and takes on bronze-rust tones in winter. Ironclad hybrid withstands cold. Hardy to -20 degrees F. Needs acidic soil, pH 4.5 - 6.0.

USDA Zone: Zones 5 - 9

Sunset Zone: Zones 4 - 6, 15 - 17

Mature Height: 2 - 3 feet

Mature Width: 2 - 3 feet

Light Needs: Filtered Sun

Water Needs: Regular

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