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Dandy Man Purple Rhododendron

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 9
  • Height 6 - 8 Feet
  • Spread 6 - 8 Feet
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun

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 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: Part Sun to Sun
Height: 6-8 Feet
Spread: 6-8 Feet
Spacing: 6-9 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Evergreen
Scientific Name: Rhododendron x 'LAVJ2011' USPP 26,976
Common Name: Dandy Man Purple Rhododendron
Brand: Proven Winners®

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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)

(Updated: 7/22/20) Please Note: There are some shipping delays of plants due to the heat. The delays on dependant on temps & distances from shipping location. The plants tend not to do the best with no light & water for a few days combined with this heat. We want to get you your plants shipped out but we also want them to arrive to you good condition. Ordering now will reserve the plant for you and we'll ship when it's safe. Please reach out to if you would like more information.

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 7-10 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

Time of Order:

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 - Dandy Man Purple Rhododendron Show Reviews

  • 5
    i fill like i will be ording off of you all...

    Posted by patricia spangler on Jun 28th 2020

    i fill like i will be ording off of you all again

  • 5
    Have not received my plant.

    Posted by Pamela Davis on Jun 3rd 2020

    Have not received my plant.

  • 5
    great all year

    Posted by Donna McDougal on Mar 24th 2019

    This plant looks fantastic all year round. Has beautiful pink flowers most of the year, and the leaves stay on during the winter, which are one of the few plants around that keep its leaves. I put these as a border around our drive up to our house. my neighbors are definitely jealous.