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
'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.
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.
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Landscape usesFoundation planting