- Full Shade to Partial Sun (0 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 6 - 7 Feet
- Mature Spread 6 - 8 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
Rhododendrons are known for providing dependable color while requiring little care, and Lee's Dark Purple Rhododendron lives up to this reputation. Dark purple flowers have lavender throats and add drama to a landscape. This plant blooms during late May and sets buds for the next year during the fall. The leathery foliage is dark green and complements the intensity of the flowers.
The size of Lee's Dark Purple Rhododendron makes it a natural choice for a border or hedge. Create a privacy screen on a property line or near a patio, or feature it in a bed or mass planting. Rhododendrons keep their foliage year-round, so the plant continues to provide greenery and texture throughout the winter. This shrub is reliably hardy in USDA zones 5 through 8.
Lee's Dark Purple Rhododendron Care
Plant the Lee's Dark Purple Rhododendron in partial sun to full shade. An area that receives 4 to 6 hours of sunlight is preferred. This plant likes moist but not soggy soil, so make sure the soil drains. Established plants do not need water often but water during a dry spell to support continued growth. Apply a slow-release, acidic fertilizer in the spring.
Deadheading isn’t needed, and this Rhododendron naturally maintains a nice, rounded shape, so pruning is unnecessary. Shape the plant as required after the flowers fade but before the plant sets new buds in the fall.
Lee's Dark Purple Rhododendron Spacing
This large, upright perennial will reach 6 to 7 feet tall and 7 to 8 feet wide. The Lee's Dark Purple Rhododendron makes an excellent hedge or privacy screen, and shrubs can be spaced about 6 feet apart to create a dense or continuous planting.
Lees Dark Purple Rhododendron Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
|Plant Type: Bushes
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Sun (0 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 6 - 7 Feet
|Mature Spread: 6 - 8 Feet
|Spacing: 7 - 8 Feet
|Flower Color(s): Purple
|Bloom Period: Late May
|Foliage Type: Evergreen
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Foliage Description: Deep Green
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
|Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
|Container Role: Thriller
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Specimen or Focal Point
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deadheading Not Necessary, Low Maintenance
|Common Name: Lees Dark Purple Rhododendron
|Scientific Name: Rhododendron cat. 'Lee's Dark Purple'
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
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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.