rhododendron 'purple gem'

Size: 3 gallon

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  • lavender-purple blooms
  • new foliage appears blue-green turning bronze in the winter
  • low, mounding habit
  • bloom time: early mid-season
  • zone 4 
  • height 50-60cm
  • spread 80-100cm
  • colour purple
  • 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
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • evergreen
  • rock garden
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)