Black Hat® Rhododendron
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Lee's Dark Purple Rhododendron

Lee's Dark Purple Rhododendron

Black Hat® Rhododendron

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SKU
10003451
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Tip My Magical Black Hat® Rhododendron

  • Full To Partial Sun
  • Gorgeous Lavender/Pink Flowers
  • Broadleaved Evergreen with purplish-green folige
  • Blooms Early to Mid Spring

Watch the magic unfold right in front of your eyes each spring as this stunning plant emerges from its winter sleep.

The rich, dark, dramatic evergreen foliage will be topped off with bright pink buds that will open to gorgeous lavender-pink blooms every spring! Black Hat® Rhododendron ('Rhododendron x Black Hat' PP31,898) has an early bloom set that lasts longer than most rhododendrons. This compact shrub stands 3 feet tall and wide and makes such a bold statement in your garden!

The cooler the weather the darker the leaves. Black Hat® features small leaves with a well-branched, dense habit which results in more flowers. Grow in full sun to part shade for that extra, all season WOW in your garden!

Black Hat® will bloom on last year's growth. They love acidic, well-drained soil. Place them in your border, container, foundation planting, hedge, ornamental, woodland, and in masses. The list can go on and on! They are magical wherever you plant them!

Black Hat® will make a beautiful specimen or a stunning statement when planted in a mass in the landscape. Since they are tolerant of shade, they make a perfect plant to place by your foundation. Such an easy plant to maintain. They attract pollinators so be sure to watch the show!

Be sure to order your magical Black Hat® Rhododendron from our experts at Nature Hills Nursery!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Black Hat® Rhododendron Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Rhododendron x 'NCRX2'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 2 1/2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple
Fall Color Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune After Flowering
Fragrant No