Catawbiense ‘Purpureum Grandiflorum’ Rhododendron
Rhododendron x catawbiense Purpureum Grandiflorum’
Mid season bloomer (May) - Form is dense under ideal conditions, will become more open in dense shade or unfavorable sites. foliage is dark green and leathery. Partial shade to full sun. Moist, cool, acidic, well-drained soil. Avoid dry, hot windswept sites. Removal of spent blossom will encourage new growth and flower bud set.
‘Purpureum Grandiflorum’ is an unregistered heirloom rhododendron developed by H. Waterer before 1850. Cold hardy to minus twenty degrees Fahrenheit. * DEER MAY BROWSE*If you are dead-set on having a Rhododendron then please try locating your Rhododendron at: Carolina Native Nursery • 1126 Prices Creek Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714 828.682.1471 (phone) • 828.682.1303 (fax)
Ornamental Characteristics Category Shrub Foliage Type Broadleaf evergreen Height 6' - 10' Spread 8'+ Shape Upright, ROUNDED Primary foliage Color Green, dark, glossy Seasonal foliage Color Flowering Season Spring Flower Color Purple Berries Environmental Characteristics Growth Rate Moderate Sun Preferences Partial Shade Water Preferences Average: ensure planting area provides adequate drainage Cold Hardiness Zone 4 - 8