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Rhododendron 'Lee’s Dark Purple' (Elepidote Rhododendron)

Dark purple buds open to large trusses of dark purple blooms with a darker blotch surrounded by dark green wavy foliage. Moderate growth rate. Blooms late May. Broad compact upright habit. 6′ tall x 6′ spread. Part Shade. HARDY to -15F (-29C)


Zone Zone 5 (H2)
Exposure Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

Strong purplish-red blooms with faint scarlet spotting blooms midseason. Semi-glossy dark green foliage turns bronze-mahogany in winter. Fast growth rate. Upright habit. 4′ tall x 3′ spread. Part Shade. HARDY to -20F (-29C)

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Creamy yellow, semi-double blooms with a darker yellow centre are accented by extremely large dark green foliage. Slow growth rate. Blooms late spring. Dense spreading habit. 1-2′ tall x 2-3′ spread. Part Shade. HARDY to 0F (-18C)

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