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Rhododendron, Purple Rhododendron catawbiense

Rhododendron, Purple - Rhododendron catawbiense
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This evergreen shrub with glossy leather-like foliage is one of America's most beautiful plants.

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Zones 4 - 8 Zones 4 - 8
Hardiness Zones 4 - 8
The Purple Rhododendron can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Evergreen Evergreen
Type of tree
Evergreens, Evergreen Shrubs, Flowering Trees, Shrubs
6' - 10' High 6' - 10' High
Mature Height
The Purple Rhododendron grows to be 6' - 10' feet in height.
5' - 8' Spread 5' - 8' Spread
Mature Spread
The Purple Rhododendron has a spread of about 5' - 8' at full maturity.
Slow Growth Slow Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a slow growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This rhododendron does well in full sun, partial shade.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Purple Rhododendron grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained soils.
Rounded Shape Rounded Shape
Shape
This rhododendron has rounded shape.
Description

This evergreen shrub with glossy leather-like foliage is one of America's most beautiful plants.