Rhododendron fastigiatum

Dwarf Rhododendron

Plant Type:

SHRUBS

Rhododendron fastigiatum - 1 available. A sweet little lepidote rhodie with purple flowers and evergreen needle-like foliage. Leaves are reminiscent of Bog Rosemary (Andromeda spp.), glaucous and green touched with blue. Silvery green buds set up at the tips of branches by late season and through the winter offer the promise of a new, warmer season to come. Funnel flowers open on purple to rose-purple cluster. This fine dwarf is perfect for the rock garden or limning a foundation garden. This comely rhododendron will want bony and well-drained soil in plenty of sun. Add some organic matter mixed with peat and sand. Towards the southern end of its range some afternoon shade would be a wise consideration. Additional water during extended dry spells will be important to include in a maintenance plan.


Height:

24-36 in

Spread:

12-24 in

Colors:

Purple

Zone:

(5b)6 to 8
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Characteristics and Attributes for Rhododendron fastigiatum

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color
  • Showy Buds

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Mostly Sunny

Attributes

  • Hedge
  • Collector Plant
  • Bank
  • Evergreen
  • Foundation
  • Trough
  • Rock Garden
  • Shrub Border

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Soil

  • Average
  • Scrabbled
  • Organic
  • Draining
  • Sandy

Origins

  • Yunnan

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown