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Amy Cotta Rhododendron

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  • 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
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Evergreen
Scientific Name: Rhododendron x USPP 11,311
Common Name: Amy Cotta Rhododendron
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

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

Plant Shipping

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Summer Shipping

  • 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.

3 Reviews - Amy Cotta Rhododendron Show Reviews

  • 5
    Amy Cotta Rododendron

    Posted by Judi Haase on Jun 5th 2019

    Arrived fairly quick and in great condition.

  • 5
    I didn't know these existed!

    Posted by Qunicy on Nov 11th 2018

    It is really hard to find evergreen shrubs that bloom. This is one of the very few that I could find. Looks beautiful form the pictures. I just planted these this fall, so I hope I get a lot of flowers this spring. The plant arrived in about a week and a half, but was in great shape. Very happy with my purchase. I'll be telling my friends and family about plant addicts for sure!

  • 1

    Posted by Sara on Oct 10th 2018

    happy with my purchase