Lavender Rhododendron for Sale

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These beautiful evergreen rhododendrons produce a profusion of purple blooms in springtime. They're easy to grow, and reward you every year with tons of color.

Lavender Rhododendron

Huge Lavender Blooms Delight Each and Every Spring- Easy to grow!

Size: 3 Gallon

Ships: April 5th, 2016
List: $109.90
Sale: $54.95
You Save: $54.95 (50%)
Size: 1 Gallon

Ships: April 5th, 2016
List: $49.90
Sale: $24.95
You Save: $24.95 (50%)

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Planting Mix
Lavender Rhododendron Planting Mix

Helps your Lavender Rhododendron get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
Sale: $6.95
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $4.95

Rhododendrons are famous for their huge clusters of vibrant lavender flowers (clusters of 8-10 flowers each), but most people don't know how easy they are to grow -

• Drought tolerant – no watering worries during summer dry spells. 
• Adaptable to a variety of soil conditions and climates, 
• Excellent in gardens, by walkways, foundation plantings, or along your property border. 

You are sure to find a place for this plant. The National Arbor Day Foundation calls it “One of America’s most beautiful plants.” 

Your new Rhododendrons will compliment any landscape design with its explosion of purple flowers against a backdrop of glossy, leather-like foliage. Consider using this versatile shrub as a hedgerow plant... 

its round growth habit makes it ideal to plant in groupings with the promise of stunning color in the spring months. A customer favorite, we suggest you add them to your collection quickly… because these shrubs will sell out. 

Our Lavender Rhododendrons are shipped in large 1 and 3 gallon containers, ensuring you receive an established and mature sized plant. Many of our competitors only offer smaller sizes, which will take years to reach an appealing height. 

Order now for an exceptional Rhododendron that will quickly fill out and give you the burst of spring color you desire.

Growing Zones: 4-8

Mature Height: 5 ft.
Mature Width: 5 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Rhododendron
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 4-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-8
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It's Easy to Plant your Lavender Rhododendron
Plant your Lavender Rhododendron in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. For a hedge plant your Lavender Rhododendrons about three feet apart.

Lavender Rhododendrons prefer acidic soil, but will adapt to your soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Give your Lavender Rhododendron a deep watering once your soil feels dry to the touch down about two inches.

You'll know that spring has arrived when beautiful purple flowers emerge on your Lavender Rhododendron. After your flowers have bloomed fertilize your Lavender Rhododendron with an acidic fertilizer for an acid loving shrub.
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Growth Rate
I got the Lavender and Red Rhododendron to plant in my backyard next to a patio/pergola we are building. The plants were carefully shipped and arrived in great condition.
I've re-potted into new pots until I figure out where it's going...but it is doing great!
It's a very healthy plant. It's been re-potted for almost 2 weeks and the leaves are dense and thick. There's even little tiny buds coming out now - so I am thrilled! I've never had one of these before, so I can't wait to see the flowers!
September 11, 2014
Copperas Cove, TX, US
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
I purchased this Rhododendron this spring. I had to put a screen around the plant to keep the rabbits from having a feast. I would rather not keep this screen here forever, it looks kind of tacky. Maybe when it grows taller they might leave it alone. Something to consider
December 31, 2012
1 year ago
Growth Rate
Is it Spring yet?
The plant is very healthy and sprouted new growth within a week. I highly recommend it to anyone! I cannot wait for it to bloom in the will be stunning!
November 25, 2014
Farmington Hills, MI, US
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Not so happy in Texas
I bought 2 Lavend3r Rhododendron (1 gal) and carefully followed planting instructions.. They seemed to survive our 2015 rain but the heat (HOT) months are on us now. One seems to be doing okay (at least the leaves are still standing out and look green) but the other one looks like it is dying. the leaves have brown spots on them (as does the stalk), they turn down and dye. I think this one will not make it and don't know what is wrong -- fungus, bugs, what?
I am hoping that at least one of them will survive this year and bring forth some flowers next spring.
I've had pretty good luck with Fast Growing in the past -- but like anything planting, you win some and you lose some.
August 1, 2015
Dallas, TX, US
Growing Zone:
Really nice plant
When these Rhododendron arrived, 3 of them they all had great new growth. Thus far they are doing great and I am hopeful they will make it through a colorado winter.
July 27, 2015
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
It seems to be doing very well. Planted in almost full shade and no sign of stress
July 28, 2015
Caliente, NV, US
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
Crossing my fingers :-)
They arrived beautiful!... Can't wait for Spring!!
August 24, 2015
3 months ago
No blooms yet
The plant looks healthy but will be anxious to see flowers!
July 28, 2015
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
Not for middle Georgia
Despite my best efforts and prepreparation of the site my rhododendron did not survive the intense Georgia heat of summer. I had been warned earlier by a local plant store where we usually buy our plants that nobody he knew of in the area had had much luck with them here.... I stubbornly found out the hard way and will probably in the future stick to the advice of local professionals. Sometimes watering, attention, and wanting something to thrive just ain't enough.
September 19, 2014
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
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Why did you choose this? Store
need color and little need of maintenance
Cheryle N on Nov 3, 2015
Is a darker green foliage that looks like shade and wide growth pattern. It is a taller plant but within height that is not over whelming
when bulbs and plants of yellow colors are planted in front of garden the colors are complimentary
Sandra B on Sep 11, 2015
need color and little need of maintenance
Cheryle N on Nov 3, 2015
Billy C on Oct 15, 2015
Is a darker green foliage that looks like shade and wide growth pattern. It is a taller plant but within height that is not over whelming
when bulbs and plants of yellow colors are planted in front of garden the colors are complimentary
Sandra B on Sep 11, 2015
I was looking for a hardy, evergreen, flowering shrub and everything I have read says these rhododendrons are a vigorous grower and have huge, fragrant blooms and require little maintenance. I can't wait to see them blooming in front of my porch.
Judie B on Sep 7, 2015
Billy C on Oct 15, 2015
I was looking for a hardy, evergreen, flowering shrub and everything I have read says these rhododendrons are a vigorous grower and have huge, fragrant blooms and require little maintenance. I can't wait to see them blooming in front of my porch.
Judie B on Sep 7, 2015
Cutting to the stump will it grow back?
mike p on Apr 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If your plant is healthy, you can do a 'rejuvenation pruning', cutting it back to somewhere between 6 and 20 inches, depending on the branch structure. Many horticulturists recommend cutting the branches back to different heights ( some 6", some 12" and some 20") to create a multi-tiered mass of leaves. Pruning is best done in early spring, which will give the plant the whole growing season to develop new growth before winter.
when can you prune these plants?
Francette S on Apr 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Easily and it promotes growth and fullness.
Do they stay green year around?
Janet S on Apr 13, 2015
Does this rhodo grow in full sun? Afternoon sun seems to be a problem for some
A shopper on May 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I did not have good success with this plant at all. it hasn't produced one bloom in two years since i got it. It was first planted in a spot shielded from harsh winds and with only afternoon south side sun. Since it didnt do anything (no growth, no flowers) moved what remained of it to a different spot (still shielded from harsh winds and with exposure to morning east sun and very little afternoon south side sun). since the change, it seem to have survived this past winter and showing some signs of life...
when is a good time to prune a rhodadendran bush, and how do you do it?
sheila c on Jun 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The best time to prune is when they are finished blooming. You will want to remove the spent flower clusters and any dead wood.
How do you replant a cutting from an existing Rhododendron bush?
Judy S on May 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi. I lived in WA State for many years and took a cutting class where I asked the same question. I was told that Rhododendron plants won't propagate from cuttings (I had tried several times, but with no luck). I was told you could score or bend a living branch, then wrap it in cheese cloth and keep it moist until roots developed (about a half inch), then the branch could be cut and rooted.
Another way was to take a longer, lower branch, score it and bend it such that you could bury the scored part (still attached to the base plant) using a landscaping staple. After a season, the branch could be cut and re-planted in another spot.
I never tried either way as it seemed to take too long. I'd check the internet for these methods, as I am going from memory only. Mark O
What is the mature height?
Pat B on Apr 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: From 4 to 8 feet in 10 years, depending on growing conditions. However, it will keep on growing, though slowly, and in time, can get as high as 12-15 feet. Keep in mind that Rhodies are long-lived, so this should not be an issue for the first couple of decaeds.
does the lavender rhodo have a fragrance?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Most Rhododendron have no fragrance, and those that do tend to be white-flowered. So I am afraid the answer to your question is, No, this Rhododendron is not fragrant.
How much planting mix would be required for 3 shrubs 1 gallon size?
Carole D on May 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We suggest one bag per shrub.
Can I grow this plant in a planter? What is a good size to start with?
Korkie on Apr 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This plant does prefer to be in the ground. I would not suggest planting it in a pot, but if you want to do so I would do at least a 30 gallon pot.
My plants didn't bloom?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Many factors could go into this. Sometimes deer will eat the buds. Sometimes a plant can take about a year to get established to it's new environment before it fruits or blooms. Young plants often need fertilizer that has phosphorous in to help it bloom.
can purple rhododendron grow in ocala fl ?
carmen j on Jul 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately Ocala FL gets a little too hot for the Lavender Rhododendron.
We live in Huntsville Tx will this plant grow here?
Cathey S on Jul 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Huntsville is really close to being outside of the recommended zone for this plant. If you live in zone 9 I would recommend getting a different plant.
Will deer eat them?
sonia k on Aug 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi SoniaI don't think deer have a discriminating palate. I have seen them eat just about everything when hungry enough, even my Leyland Cypress go figure.There are a lot of effective home remedies available to deter deer from your yard, ours was a Great Dane! This Lavender Rhododendrons foliage and blooms are definitely worth the effort.If you have further questions please feel free to contact our sales department at 1 888 504-2001 Thank you and Happy Gardening
Are there dwarf verity's?
Billie D on Aug 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately we do not carry smaller varieties. You may be interested in 2 different azaleas we offer if space is at a premium. The Delaware White azalea zoned 6-9 3-4 ft. high by 3-4 ft. wide with snow white blooms. The other azalea Conversation Piece zoned 6-9 2-3 ft. high by 2-3 ft wide blooms magnificent tri-color flowers (pinks,whites,reds).If you would like more information about these and other plants please contact our sales department at 1 888 504-2001 and they'll be happy to answer all your questions. Happy Gardening
is it too cold to plant Rhododendron now (mid October) in sOUTH WEST PA?
cupcake on Oct 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I do not believe so. In fact, staying dormant over the winter may be a great way to start. I have been told to fertilize in late fall and early spring. Please verify.
what is the growth rate for this plant?
Patricia H on Sep 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The average growth rate is 1-2 ft per year.
my 12 year old rhododentron did not bloom for two summers. Any idea why? HELP
Betty B on Jun 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Over-pruning, under-watering, or getting frost bite once the leaves have started to bud out can all affect blooms.
Dose this plant come back in michigan cold weather?
Ibella G on May 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is within the recommended growing zone for your state.
How large is a 3 gallon plant?
A shopper on Jul 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The 3 gallon size is around a foot tall.
May I plant the Rhododendron in the heat, today 106, all summer hot, winter freezing? Or should I wait for fall?
Christine F on Jul 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It's best to plant in the early Spring or late Fall. If temperatures are below the 90's then it's okay to go ahead and plant, but 106 could burn your Rhododendron!
Will a rhododendron grow near a black walnut tree?
Bennita R on Jul 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Mine did not grow at all . So I don't have an answer to your question. I live in Colorado and planted it according to directions. Good luck

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