Rhododendron Purple Gem (Dwarf Lepidote Rhododendron)

Clusters of purple buds open to reveal bright purple-violet flowers that bloom on glossy, dark green evergreen foliage, which turns bronze in fall. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late spring
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
Evergreen
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Fragrant
Rabbit resistant
Attracts pollinators

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Zone Zone 4 (H1)
Exposure Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

Lilac purple feathery plumes bloom atop deep green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1.5-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant
Tolerant to juglone

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Sweet, pink, heart-shaped flowers are contrasted against feathery blue-green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 1 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone

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Clump-forming rose-pink leaves that darken to bronze-pink as they mature. Small bell-shaped flowers appear on tall stems early in the season. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
2 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Moderate salt tolerance

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Known for their large flower heads, these shrubs and their abundant blooms bring a touch of charm and whimsy to any backyard or garden. This variety produces large, rounded flower clusters that open lime-green, turn brilliant white during summer, then back to pale green as the season progresses, finally fading in the fall. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms early summer
3-5 ft tall x 4-6 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Salt Tolerant
Drought tolerant
Attracts bees and butterflies
Tolerant to juglone
Neutral pH preference
Deciduous

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This dense, round broadleaf evergreen sports small, delicate, shiny deep green leaves with tips that turn an interesting shade of red during the spring flush. Ideal for use as hedging or as a container plant. Produces insignificant berries. Makes a suitable substitute for boxwood. Fast growth rate.

2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Dwarf habit
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Attracts birds

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This dense, evergreen shrub features ornate clusters of light pink buds in spring that open to crisp white flowers on foliage of shiny, dark green leaves. Slow growth rate. Dwarf habit.

Blooms late spring to early summer
3-4 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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Clusters of dark purple buds open to reveal vibrant fuchsia flowers that bloom on glossy, dark green evergreen foliage, which turns a stunning purple in fall. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late spring
5-6 ft tall x 5-6 ft spread
Evergreen
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Fragrant
Rabbit resistant
Attracts pollinators

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Clusters of purple buds open to reveal bright purple-violet flowers with dark red blotches that bloom on glossy, dark green evergreen foliage, which turns bronze in fall. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late spring
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
Evergreen
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Fragrant
Rabbit resistant
Attracts pollinators

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