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Handy Man™ Purple

Rhododendron

Common Name: “Rhododendron”



Handy Man™ Purple Rhododendron ‘LAVJO2011’ PPAF

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  • Large Clusters of Purple Blooms
  • Dark Green Foliage
  • Hardy Down to Zone 4 And Up To Zone 9
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Rhododendron Handy Man™ Purple - Photo Courtesy of Spring Meadow Nursery

Rhododendron Handy Man™ Purple - Photo Courtesy of Spring Meadow Nursery


Flower Color: Lavender
Height: 6-8 Feet Spread: 6-8 Feet
Hardiness Zone: 4-9 What's My Hardiness Zone?

Description

(Azalea) Handy Man™ Purple Rhododendron is a compact-growing spring-flowering shrub that adds a big pop of color wherever it is planted. Each tubular-shaped flower in the pom-pom clusters of blooms is purple with orange flecks in the center. The evergreen leaves are dark and lustrous, providing a perfect backdrop for the blooms.

Handy Man ™ Purple Rhododendrons are hardy in zones 4-8, making them one of the more cold-tolerant plants in this family. They grow best in full sun to partial shade—the warmer the region the more shade they can handle. They need slightly acidic moderately moist, well-drained soil. (Rhododendrons grow natively on mountainsides in the Appalachians.) ‘Handy Man’ Purple will grow to a height and spread of 6-8 feet, so allow plenty of space when planting. Prune after flowering to control size and shape.

Characteristics & Attributes

Plant Type
  • Shrub
Sun Exposure
  • Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
  • Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs
  • Moderate
  • Moist
Attributes
  • Cut Flower or Foliage
  • Evergreen
Nature Attractions
  • Butterflies
Season of Interest (Flowering)
  • Early Spring
  • Late Spring or Early Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
Design Use
  • Border
  • Combination Containers
  • Container
  • Massing
  • Specimen
Container Design
  • Thriller
Growth Habit
  • Mounding

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