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Purple Gem Rhododendron

Rhododendron x 'Purple Gem'

Purple Gem Rhododendron is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with gorgeous large purple flowers that bloom in spring. The knock-out violet, trumpet-shaped blossoms and compact size make the Purple Gem a beautiful choice for mini hedges, courtyards, small gardens, and patios.

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Purple Gem Rhododendron Shrubs for Sale Online

Purple Gem Rhododendron (Rhododendron 'Purple Gem') is a compact flowering shrub prized for its deep purple flowers arriving in mid spring. Its small size, olive green foliage with rippled edges, and contrasting violet blooms make this an excellent plant for any garden or patio.

Purple Gem Rhododendron is a hardy evergreen shrub that grows at a slow rate but can live up to 40 years. It does well in full sun to partial shade and its recommended landscape use includes mass plantings, accents, and small gardens. The fragrant flowers bloom in stunning clusters and attract wildlife and pollinators.

About Your Purple Gem Rhododendron

Purple Gem Rhododendron Shrubs are versatile and hardy plants that do well in a variety of environments but thrive in colder regions. They prefer rich, acidic, well-drained soil and require full to partial sun. In fall, the olive green leaves transition to a beautiful bronze and green tone, giving the Purple Gem year-round interest. As a dwarf evergreen shrub, they stay relatively small, growing up to 3 feet tall and wide. When you buy Purple Gem Rhododendron online, you can use them as border plantings, landscape accents, or in containers on patios. 

Growzone: 4-8 Purple Gem Rhododendron Hardiness Zones 4-8
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
Mature Height: 2 to 3 Feet
Mature Width: 2 to 3 Feet
Classification: Evergreen shrub
Sunlight: Partial sun
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color: Purple
Foliage: Dark green
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established

How to Care for Purple Gem Rhododendron

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Purple Gem Rhododendron Shrubs plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Purple Gem Rhododendron Shrubs to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.

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