P.J.M. Rhododendron
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P.J.M. Rhododendron

P.J.M. Rhododendron

$61
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  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Rhododendron x 'P.J.M.'

When in full bloom and covered in an abundance of lavender flowers, the P.J.M. Rhododendron looks more like an azalea than a rhodie from a distance.  The foliage is small and dark green and is often obscured by the flowers when in bloom. During the winter, the foliage turns a deep purple, almost brownish hue.  Plant near an Aucuba Picturata or an Illicium 'Woodland Ruby' to accentuate the contrasting winter colors.  P.J.M. is durable and has shown tolerance for heat and cold. Mature size is between 3 and 5 feet, so situate at the back of a bed and interplant with azalea and fern for a lush woodland garden.  


Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

PJM is perfect for planting in a informal mass planting among a grouping of especially azaleas. PJM has smaller leaves than most Rhodies and blooms much earlier, even a little earlier than most azalea. So, mixed in, PMJ will get things started off by blooming just before the azaleas, very nice. Please be sure to use soil conditioner as with any other Rhododendron, plant in fall, higher than normal and water only in the morning.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 4'
Mature Width: 4'
Flower Season: Early Spring
Sun: Full Shade
Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Zone
Temp (C)
-30 to -20
4
-34.4 to -28.9
-20 to -10
5
-28.9 to -23.3
-10 to 0
6
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
7
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
8
-12.2 to -6.7

Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Rhododendron as they prefer fall planting with less watering than you might think. In NC our soil is clay so we prefer to use pine bark soil conditioner when planting Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, and Azalea.  

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