Rhododendron Purple Passion 30″
15 in stock
Height: 6 feet
Spread: 6 feet
Sunlight: full sun partial shade
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Beautiful large purple blooms with dark red spots adorn this majestic shrub in mid to late spring; dark green foliage has burgundy overtones to add interest; absolutely must have well-drained, highly acidic and organic soil
Purple Passion Rhododendron is covered in stunning clusters of lightly-scented purple trumpet-shaped flowers with dark red spots at the ends of the branches in mid spring. It has burgundy-spotted dark green foliage which emerges green in spring. The glossy narrow leaves turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Purple Passion Rhododendron is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season’s flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.