- USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 9
- Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Spread 4 - 5 Feet
Amy Cotta Rhododendron, Rhododendron x USPP 11,311, is an early season flowering evergreen shrub. The dark foliage looks great all year long, and the plant is covered in ruffled lavender pink flowers in the spring.
Plant these as a landscape border for a beautiful edge year long. These are slow-growing and compact, and perfect for people with limited space. These plants also do great in garden planters.
These bushes are great for pollinators, including hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees.
Amy Cotta Rhododendron Care
These shrubs prefer moist but well drained soil, that is slightly acidic. Plant in an area that receives morning sunlight, but gets some afternoon shade if possible. Although, these plants can tolerate full sun (over 8 hours of sun per day). The rhododendron also does best in areas that are somewhat protected from the wind.
Pruning Amy Cotta Rhododendron is not necessary. Do trim dead or sick branches throughout the year. If you do wish to prune, it should be done immediately after flowering. This plant blooms on old wood, so if you prune too late in the year, you risk cutting off the following year’s flower buds.
Amy Cotta Rhododendron Spacing
These shrubs should be planted at least 5 feet apart, center on center. If you choose to plant in a garden container, be sure that the soil is well drained.
If you would like to plant these into a low mounding hedge, spacing should be closer to 36 inches apart, center on center. It makes for a beautiful evergreen hedge, that goes great along garden paths.
Rhododendron x 'Amy Cotta' Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9
|Flower Color(s): Purple
|Bloom Period: Spring
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
|Height: 2-3 Feet
|Spread: 4-5 Feet
|Spacing: 4.5-5.5 Feet
|Blooms On: Old Wood
|Shrub Type: Evergreen
|Scientific Name: Rhododendron x USPP 11,311
|Common Name: Amy Cotta Rhododendron
|Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.