Fabulous P.J.M. Rhododendron
- Stunning Lavender Flowers
- Autumn Color
- Cold Hardy and Heat Tolerant
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 flowers display is lightly fragrant and completely breathtaking.
This is a broadleaf evergreen shrub with ornamental features, including 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. 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.
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.
The overall shape of the shrub is somewhat rounded when younger but will become more oval as the plants age and get some size to them.
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 color, this selection deserves a special place in the landscape.
Order yours today and enjoy!
How to Use P.J.M. Rhododendron in the Landscape
With a profusion of dazzling, lavender purple blooms in spring and gorgeous fall color, 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!
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!
#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.
Rhododendrons in general love a 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.
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.
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 bud.
Fertilize them every two months in the growing season.
It's hard to imagine a more stunning shrub to add to your yard than this one. Order yours today and enjoy!
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Botanical Name||Rhododendron 'P.J.M.'|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade|
|Soil Type||Well drained|