Rhododendron 'P.J.M. Elite'
More About 'P.J.M. Elite'
- Clusters of lilac-purple to light violet, trumpet-shaped flowers
- Glossy, dark green leaves turn mahogany in the winter
- Upright, rounded habit
- Group: Lepidote
- Bloom Time: Early spring
Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: minus var. minus Carolinianum Group x dauricum Sempervirens Group
Predominant Flower Colour: Purple
Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Large leaf.
Lepidote: Having scales. Tiny scales typically cover the undersides of the leaves. Small leaf.
P.J.M. Elite Rhododendron Growing and Maintenance Tips
Rhododendrons require constant moisture (but not standing water), a fertile soil with a low pH and grow best in partial shade. Any pruning should be done soon after flowering to ensure bud set. Plants can benefit from protection (burlap wrap) against drying, winter winds and sun in an exposed location.
'P.J.M. Elite' Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)
Landscape usesFoundation planting