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Purple Gem Rhododendron

Rhododendron x 'Purple Gem'

Purple Gem Rhododendron

Plant Description

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.

Care Instructions

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.

Plant Type: Evergreen Broadleaf Shrub

Height: 2?

Flower Color: Purplish-blue flowers

Foliage: Thick Dark Green

Location: Sun, Part Shade

Spread: 3'

Bloom Period: Mid Spring

Shape: Round

Growth Rate: Slow

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