Rhododendron, Purple Rhododendron catawbiense
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Hardiness Zones 4 - 8The Purple Rhododendron can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Type of treeEvergreens, Evergreen Shrubs, Flowering Trees, Shrubs
Mature HeightThe Purple Rhododendron grows to be 6' - 10' feet in height.
Mature SpreadThe Purple Rhododendron has a spread of about 5' - 8' at full maturity.
SunThis rhododendron does well in full sun, partial shade.
SoilThe Purple Rhododendron grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained soils.
ShapeThis rhododendron has rounded shape.
This evergreen shrub with glossy leather-like foliage is one of America's most beautiful plants.
Rate of growth refers to the vertical increase in growth unless specified differently. Rate, as is true for size, is influenced by numerous variables such as soil, drainage, water, fertility, light, exposure, ad infinitum. The designation slow means the plant grows 12” or less per year; medium refers to 13 to 24” of growth per year; and fast to 25” or greater.Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, by Michael Dirr.