- USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 9
- Height 6 - 8 Feet
- Spread 6 - 8 Feet
Dandy Man Purple Rhododendron was developed by Joe Parks, who devoted himself to developing rhododendrons that could thrive in the climate of New England. Gardeners now have an excellent option to grow rhododendrons in northern states up to growing zone 4a with this new Proven Winners ColorChoice plant!
Rhododendron are an evergreen shrub that blooms in the spring. The Dandy Man Purple, Purple Rhododendron x 'LAVJ2011', has dark green foliage year round, with beautiful purple flowers that put on a show from early spring to early summer.
We love using these shrubs as foundational plantings, in gardens, and especially in garden planters as the focal point.
Dandy Man Purple Rhododendron Care
The Dandy Man Purple Rhododendron has a resistance to phytophthora, a root rot disease that can often plague rhododendrons. These shrubs prefer acidic soils with a pH between 5.5-7.5. Ensure that the soil is well drained but moist. We also recommend adding a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and protect the roots in harsh winters.
Fertilize in spring with a rhododendron fertilizer that can be purchased from the local home and garden store.
Pruning Dandy Man Purple Rhododendrons should be done with care. Trim lightly after the bush is done flowering in early spring. But you should not trim too much, as this plant blooms on old wood.
Dandy Man Purple Rhododendron Spacing
Plant these shrubs 6 to 9 feet apart center on center. If you grow in a garden planter, be sure to use a large planter that is at least 5 feet wide. For mass plantings, we recommend planting 9 feet apart, center on center.
Rhododendron x 'LAVJ2011' 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: 6-8 Feet
|Spread: 6-8 Feet
|Spacing: 6-9 Feet
|Blooms On: Old Wood
|Shrub Type: Evergreen
|Scientific Name: Rhododendron x 'LAVJ2011' USPP 26,976
|Common Name: Dandy Man Purple 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 Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
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.