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Rhododendron 'Purple Gem'

Rhododendron 'Purple Gem' - Purple Gem Rhododendron

More About 'Purple Gem'

  • Lavender-purple blooms
  • New foliage appears blue-green turning bronze in the winter
  • Low, mounding habit
  • Group: Lepidote
  • Bloom Time: Early midseason

Interesting Notes:

Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: minus Carolinianum Group x fastigiatum

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.

 

Zone:

4

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

80-100 cm

Colour:

Purple
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Purple Gem 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.


'Purple Gem' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Spring

Landscape uses

Specimen