Plant Catalog - RHODODENDRON PURPLE SPLENDOR
RHODODENDRON PURPLE SPLENDOR
Rhododendron 'Purple Splendor', 'Purple Splendour'
Purple Splendor Rhododendron
An evergreen shrub with an open habit. Mid to late spring bloom. Funnel-shaped flowers grow in globe-shaped trusses. Flowers are deep purple with a black blotch. Attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Dark green leaves are broadly elliptic and leathery. Tolerates heat. Dependable and widely adapted. Hardy to -5 degrees F. Needs acidic soil, pH 4.5 - 6.0.
USDA zones: 6 - 9
Sunset zones: 4 - 6, 15 - 17
Mature size: 5 feet high and wide
Light needs: filtered sunlight
Water needs: regular to ample water