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PJM Elite Rhododendron

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  • Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
  • Mature Spread 4 - 5 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

The PJM Elite Rhododendron is a welcome sight when it starts to bloom around late April. Large clusters of frilly, lavender flowers with slight hints of plum are beautiful and make for an excellent specimen of Rhododendron blooms. This dense plant is a prolific bloomer and will put on a stunning floral display. The flowers are offset by glossy, dark green, elliptical foliage.

Plant this shrub along a fence or foundation or create a natural border. Include in a bed or mass planting for a bright burst of springtime color. The foliage will stay in place year-round as a broadleaf perennial, so this shrub will always provide color and visual interest. This hardy Rhododendron is a perennial in USDA zones 4 through 8.

PJM Elite Rhododendron Care

Plant in partial to full shade or an area that receives at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight. The PJM Elite Rhododendron prefers rich, acidic soil that is moist but well-drained. Keep to a consistent watering schedule for new plants, but established plants only need a drink when the top few inches of soil dry out. An annual application of balanced fertilizer will get the growing season off to a good start. Top-dress the soil with organic compost or mulch to continue to support healthy growth.

Rhododendrons typically do not need much pruning but remove crossed branches and shape as necessary after the flowers fade but before next year’s buds have been set.

PJM Elite Rhododendron Spacing

The PJM Elite Rhododendron is slightly smaller than other cultivars and measures 4 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. Create a hedge or border by spacing plants 2.5 to 4 feet apart.

PJM Elite Rhododendron Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet
Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Late April
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Rabbit
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Common Name: PJM Elite Rhododendron
Other Name(s):

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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.

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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

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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.