- Full Shade to Partial Sun (0 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 5 - 6 Feet
- Mature Spread 5 - 6 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
Are you looking for a vivid spring showstopper to add to your landscape? Purple Passion Rhododendron hits every mark with rich violet-colored blossoms displayed against densely packed, broad-leafed, forest-green foliage that will remain vibrant throughout winter. This evergreen shrub is hardy in Zones 4 through 8 and blooms May through June. With a lifespan of up to 40 years, captivate your guests and loved ones with this vibrant and dependable purple crowd-pleaser for decades to come.
Incredibly low maintenance, this rhododendron requires no deadheading and is perfect for attracting pollinators such as bees to your landscape. The broad, rounded leaves add texture and depth to your landscape like no other rhododendron. Its exceptional blooms make it perfect for use as a statement, planting in groups, or showcasing in containers. This evergreen shrub has long legs clearing a foot off the ground, optimal for growing with a shorter groundcover plant.
Purple Passion Rhododendron Care
This shrub will flourish in full to partial sun away from hot and dry areas of your landscape. It can be a bit picky about soil types. It loves rich, moist but well-draining, acidic soils. If planted in alkaline soil, the leaves may turn yellow; this can be amended by adding an acidic pH modifier from any garden or hardware store. Water often, twice weekly, during the first season to aid your plant in creating a deep and healthy root system. Once properly established in your landscape, it should only need watering if it hasn't rained in about 2 or 3 weeks. After the first bloom has passed, fertilize your plant with a high-acid fertilizer. Next, apply a thick layer of mulch over the roots to help with temperature stabilization, avoiding the main stem's base.
Trim back to just above a set of leaves directly after the blooms fade in late spring. Pruning at any other time, besides removing dead or diseased branches, could reduce the foliage yield and blooms the following season.
Purple Passion Rhododendron Spacing
This rhododendron has a height and width of 5 to 6 feet. Space your plantings with enough room to grow to their full size, about 5 feet apart. Its size makes it perfect for planting under power lines.
Purple Passion Rhododendron Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Sun (0 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Spacing: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|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: Purple Passion Rhododendron|
|Scientific Name: Rhododendron 'Purple Passion'|
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 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.
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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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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
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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.