Elite PJM Rhododendron

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Vivid Blooms & Amazing Year-Round Appeal Elite PJM Rhododendron!

  • Glorious Lavender-Pink Flowers
  • Ruffled, Glowing Blooms in Large Trusses
  • Elliptic Glossy Dark-Green Leaves
  • Great Foundation Plant
  • Part Sun or Shade Lover
  • Vivid Spring Blooms!
  • Reddish-Purple Fall Color
  • Acid-Soil Loving
  • Butterflies, Bees & Hummingbirds!
  • New Version of the Popular Rhododendron
  • Compact Rounded Small Leaves
  • Woodland Native
  • Incredible Winter Hardiness

Not all Rhododendrons are created equal, some are Elite! The Elite PJM Rhododendron (Rhododendron 'P.M.J. Elite') is an opulent offering with beautiful trusses of lavender-pink radiant blooms!

Featuring cold hardiness and easy care, these hybrids are vigorous, compact shrubs bursting with vivid blooms in early April. The bright blooms attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, searching for an early spring meal!

Year-round color during the bleak winter's absence of green, the foliage is smooth green, shiny and stays fresh all year. In fall, the leaves turn a reddish-purple fall color until winter.

How to Use Elite PJM Rhododendron In The Landscape

Compact and dense-growing, broadleaf evergreen shrubs like Elite PJM Rhododendron make excellent foundation plants or hedges, just the right height for privacy.

Effective accents and specimens in shady borders, that bloom color beautifies every type of garden style. Be sure to plant one where you can see its spring display!

Line a partially shaded driveway or separate the front yard from the street with these urban environment tolerant shrubs. Mass plantings for erosion control, also benefit from the good looks this evergreen shrub offers!

Elite PJM gives your mixed-shrub and evergreen borders lush color while the bold evergreen color provides a strong, year-round backdrop for your summer-blooming flowers and perennials.

Rhododendron are perfect for Asian-inspired and, Zen gardens, as well as formal, architecture plantings. Woodland settings or under larger trees, make Elite PJM feel completely at home.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Elite PJM loves the part shade and dappled sun areas, needing afternoon shade when planted in the hottest climates. Cold hardy in growing zones 4-8, the cooler climates allow PJM to handle full sun.

Appreciating organically rich, well-drained soil, with consistent moisture, Elite PJM prefers slightly acidic soil. It's perfectly suited to plant around evergreens.

A generous layer of mulch over the root system holds in water and keeps the roots insulated from both heat and the chill. Rhododendron also benefits from protection from cold, dry winter winds. Planting by a fenceline or closer to your home to keep Elite PJM looking its best.

Like other Rhododendrons, Elite PJM shouldn't need much pruning, but if necessary, it is best to prune right after its finished blooming.

Vibrant and versatile, this series of Rhododendron hybrids reward you with low-maintenance blooms and year-round character. Order your own Elite PJM Rhododendrons from Nature Hills Nursery now and don't miss out!

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Elite PJM Rhododendron Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rhododendron 'P.J.M. Elite'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Lavender Pink
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No