Trees

Rhododendron, Purple Rhododendron catawbiense

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Zones 4 - 8
Zones 4 - 8

Hardiness Zones: 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:
The Purple Rhododendron falls into the following type(s): 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.

More Info
More Info

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