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Lavender Rhododendron

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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.

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Lavender Rhododendron

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

Size:  3 Gallon
July 29th, 2014
List: $73.95
Sale: $55.46
6 at $52.69 ea.
Planting Mix for Shrubs and Hedges
Planting Mix

Helps your Lavender Rhododendron get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and 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 for acid loving plants. 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.

Soil Contents
Sale: $10.46
Lavender Rhododendron
Fertilizer Tablets
Lavender Rhododendron

Fertilizer Tablets

This patented formula is slow release and will provide the nutrients needed for the first year of your plants life. This fertilizer will not burn your roots and is easy to install. Simply space the tablets evenly around your plants roots when planting. Be sure to water thoroughly after.

Fertilizer Tablets
Sale: $7.46

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: 3-8

Mature Height: 4-8 ft.
Mature Width: 4-8 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Rhododendron
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 3-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 3-8
(blue area above)

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Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

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We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Lavender Rhododendron can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ 28%

It's Easy to Plant your Lavender Rhododendron

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Lavender Rhododendron.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Lavender Rhododendron gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Lavender Rhododendron again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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By: Jean Enyart
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.

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How long will it take a 1 gallon Rhodo plant to reach its mature heighT?
A shopper on Jun 1, 2014
Best Answer: Years
Reply · Nancy S on Jun 10, 2014
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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...
Reply · Gedi J on Jun 1, 2014
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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.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 21, 2014
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does the lavender rhodo have a fragrance?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2014
Best Answer: Never got mine to start growing yet, so I don't know!
Reply · Nadean N on Jun 22, 2014
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How large is a 3 gallon plant?
A shopper on Jul 20, 2014
Best Answer: The 3 gallon size is around a foot tall.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 22, 2014
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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!
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 16, 2014
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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.
Reply (2) · Allison BStaff on Jul 14, 2014
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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
Reply · Thomas G on Jul 10, 2014
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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.

Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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