P.J.M. Rhododendron

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If you want masses of gorgeous, brilliant lavender every spring, take a good look at the P.J.M. Rhododendron (Rhododendron x 'P.J.M.'). The first time it blooms in your yard, you will wonder if it is even real! The amethyst orchid-colored flowers will cover the plant in early spring like a cloud. The massive flower display is lightly fragrant and completely breathtaking!

The delicate floral clusters of 4-9 blossoms. You'll love their subtle scent, and you won't be the only one! Butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees will flock to your yard to feast on the nectar.

Even the foliage is lovely. Every vibrant dark green leaf frames the flowers perfectly. This is a broad-leaf evergreen shrub with ornamental features! Once the beautiful blooms are passed, the foliage fills out the shrub for a rich, full appearance in your landscape. The leaves persist on the plant all year round.

As autumn approaches, the P.J.M. Rhododendron offers up one last blast of color as the foliage transitions. The foliage turns an incredible purple and russet colors heading into winter. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 8, these upright 4-6 foot tall and 3-4 foot wide shrubs. The overall shape of the shrub is somewhat rounded when younger but will become more oval as the plant's age and get some size to them.

The shrub has an upright, mounding habit and compact form. It tends to naturally maintain a neat appearance, so it won't require much fuss from you if you prefer to let it grow naturally. This variety is well known to be particularly winter-hardy and long-lived. In fact, under optimal conditions, your P.J.M. will live up to 40 years!

Planting and Application:

With a profusion of dazzling, lavender purple blooms in spring and gorgeous fall colors, this selection deserves a special place in the landscape. They are tremendous when planted as foundation plants along the house. They are so elegant and make the perfect plants to use near your front entrance. These are also one of the most beautiful plants to use near the patio or seating areas in the yard.

Plant a row in a slight zig-zag along the length of a shrub border in your backyard. You'll get an outstanding effect that's impossible to miss. You'll need to host an annual "P.J.M. Party" to welcome spring! Your hummingbirds and butterflies will be expecting RSVPs as well!

A single specimen can be placed anywhere in your yard to draw your eye. Use this as a focal point in a garden "vignette" or scene. Now envision a mass planting of them in your understory planting in a woodland garden - simply spectacular!

  • Stunning Lavender Flower Trusses
  • Fragrant Blooms!
  • Hummingbirds & Pollinators
  • Unexpected Autumn Color
  • Gorgeous & Long-Lived
  • Hedges, Foundations, Vivid Spring Display & Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

P.J.M. Rhododendrons look so fragile, but they are tough as nails. Follow these quick tips for success. They'll love the east side of your house or having some protection from the hottest part of the day. In cooler climates, they can tolerate more sun. Pour a bag of Nature Hills Root Booster in the bottom of your planting hole after it's dug, but before you place the plant. That is designed to help the roots establish in your native soil quickly.

Rhododendrons in general love rich acidic soil that has lots of organic matter. Mix a generous handful of Dr. Earth Acid Lovers Organic and Natural Planting Mix well with your native soil to get them off to a good start when planting.

They will greatly appreciate a few inches of mulch over the top of the soil. Please be careful not to pile up the mulch against the trunks of the plant. Provide even, regular amounts of moisture to keep your P.J.M. healthy and stress-free. Once the flowers fade after the spring blast, it's time to do any trimming if necessary. Right after the flowers finish, your Rhododendron will put on a nice flush of new growth and set next year's flower buds. Fertilize them every two months in the growing season.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moderate to Moist Soil
  • Well-Drained Very Enriched Soil
  • Prune Right After Flowering
  • Year-Round Foliage!
  • Cold Hardy & Heat Tolerant

It's hard to imagine a more stunning shrub to add to your yard than this one. With a profusion of dazzling blooms in spring and gorgeous fall colors, this selection deserves a special place in the landscape. Order yours today at NatureHills.com and enjoy!

Azalea and Rhododendron Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the best place to plant a Rhododendron bush?

Azaleas and Rhododendrons prefer partial shade (both dappled shade all day or morning sun with afternoon shade). Plant in a slightly acidic, consistently moist, enriched and well-drained soil location for best results. Their shallow roots dislike soggy soil but thrive with a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch over their surface.

How big does a Rhododendron bush get?

P.J.M. Rhododendron can reach a 4 - 6 foot tall and 3 - 4 foot width in optimal conditions.

Are Rhododendron bushes low maintenance?

Azalea and Rhododendron shrubs are very easy to grow and low maintenance. Water during drought, prune only after flowering, and fertilize with an acid-loving organic, slow-release flowering plant fertilizer.

What is the difference between Rhododendrons and Azaleas?

All Azaleas are Rhododendrons but not all Rhodondendrons are Azaleas. Azalea tends to be smaller-sized with smaller leaves and stems, while Rhododendrons can be larger with stout branching and larger bloom trusses. There can both be either deciduous or broad-leaved evergreens.

How Do I Find Azalea and Rhododendron Bushes for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Azaleas at NatureHills.com online nursery. You'll find a massive selection of flowering bushes for sale, including many lovely varieties!

Choose the right shrub for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

Place your order, knowing it's backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren't sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest to ship through and into.

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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.

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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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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P.J.M. Rhododendron Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rhododendron x 'P.J.M.'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 4 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes