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Rhododendron 'Tapestry'

More About 'Tapestry'

  • Clusters of purple, trumpet-shaped flowers with dark purple blotches in the spring
  • Glossy, leathery, green leaves show some winter colour
  • Upright, rounded habit
  • Group: Elepidote
  • Bloom Time: Late midseason

Interesting Notes:

'Tapestry' was hybridized or introduced by Mezitt, Weston Nurseries in the 1970's. (catawbiense hybrid x 'Purple Splendor').

Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: Purpurem Splendens (unregistered) x catawbiense hybrid

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:

5

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm

Colour:

Purple
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Tapestry 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.

 


'Tapestry' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Upright
Rounded

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Specimen