the foliage is a dark purple throughout the year (which looks almost black against green foliage), but turns a vibrant magenta-purple in the wintertime(Nov-Dec) just before it blooms( which happens in Jan). This rhododendron is a dwarf evergreen reaching about 2'. Slow-growing to 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide. This heavy blooming accent plant produces big trusses of vibrant purple flowers during the spring. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a beautiful garden. Purple Gem. Prized for its showy trusses of stunning purple-violet flowers. Rhododendron x 'Purple Gem' This small rhododendron stands out in a big way--because of how small she is! There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Flowers are bright purplish-violet & held in ball-shaped trusses. © 2020 Prides Corner Farms. Fragrant: No Bloom Time: Early Midseason Foliage Description / Plant Habit: Leaves " long, aromatic, rusty olive-green. New growth in the spring has blue tones. It makes an ideal accent plant for foundation plantings, beds and woodland sites. Purple Gem Rhododendron. A dense, compact, rounded habit that is tolerant of full sun. Blooms early to mid spring & reaches roughly 2 feet tall. Purple Gem Rhododendron will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. An abundant amount of purple-violet blooms often cover the foliage of this tough yet elegant plant. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. Dense-growing, dwarf shrub valued for its purplish-blue flowers and azalea-like foliage. Rhododendron Purple Gem - small purple azalea like flowers Buy now online at RhodoDirect Item #89561 Model #009971. Rhododendron 'Purple Gem' - Purple Gem Rhododendron, Seed Parent and Pollen Parent: minus Carolinianum Group x fastigiatum. Rhododendron – Small Leaf – Purple Gem The ‘Purple Gem’ is a compact, dwarf, rounded plant with small, bluish-green foliage and deep violet-purple flowers. Plants can benefit from protection (burlap wrap) against drying, winter winds and sun in an exposed location. Blueish-green aromatic new foliage turns bronzey in winter. A small rhododendron with foliage resembling 'Ramapo' though the leaves are more rust colored. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. The leaves are the smallest and most petite we have ever seen on a rhododendron, making the obviously rhododendron-shaped leaves look like a curio-cabinet-destined craft to sit alongside the other miniatures grandma keeps on display! H: 2′ W: 3′ Sun Requirements: Prefers Part Shade, but will tolerate full sun with regular watering Dwarf Rhododendrons 1m & under; Tall Hybrids; Shop by Price. Its small size, olive green foliage with rippled edges, and contrasting violet blooms make this an … Dense and compact growth make this plant an indispensable part of any landscape. Rhododendrons require constant moisture (but not standing water), a fertile soil with a low pH and grow best in partial shade. Monrovia Purple Purple Gem Rhododendron Flowering Shrub in Pot. All rights reserved. Some protection from winter wind is helpful. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. I have found it quite drought tolerant and it tolerates full sun. This is a small sprawling rhododendron. Very useful in border plantings or as a landscape accent. New growth is grayish-blue & turns bronze in winter. Growth Habit: Compact, Dwarf, Rounded, 2’ in height. Purple Gem Rhododendron. A dwarf evergreen shrub with clusters of showy lavender purple spring blooms. Good hardiness and the fine texture of multitudes of small leaves enhances this variety's value even more, but the flowers are the best aspect as they emerge in the first week of May with purple-blue color that completely obscures the plant! Foliage: Bluish-green. Rhododendron 'Purple Gem' $ 44.99. Site Produced by Clarity Connect, Inc. New foliage appears blue-green turning bronze in the winter. A selection that does well in colder areas. Rhododendron ‘Purple Gem’ (Purple Gem Rhododendron): Low compact and slow growing cultivar with purple-blue flowers that bloom in early spring. Get Pricing and Availability. Purple Gem Rhododendron Shrubs for Sale Online. Prefers cooler regions but some protection from winter wind is helpful. © 2020 NVK Nurseries All Rights Reserved. Rhododendron x 'Purple Gem' (H-1) Item 0997. Lepidote: Having scales. Click here to continue your ordering session, Purple-blue colored bloom completely obscures the plant. These flowers are trumpet-shaped, lightly scented, and standout beautifully against its long, narrow foliage. Reactions: petegreg, Leo in N E Illinois and just.wing.it. Any pruning should be done soon after flowering to ensure bud set. 0997. I bought mine at wal-mart. Purple Gem Rhododendron is covered in stunning clusters of lightly-scented purple trumpet-shaped flowers with violet streaks at the ends of the branches in mid spring. Purple Gem - Extra Large (Delivery or Pick up Only) quantity Add to cart SKU: N/A Categories: Early Season , Grows to Three Feet , Hardy to -10 , Hardy to -20 and below , Hardy to 5 , Hardy to Zero , Large Plants for Instant Landscape , Purple Tags: Hardy , purple , Purple Rhodie , Rhodie , Rhododendron Monrovia does appear to market this as a Purple Gem Rhododendron (Rhododendron x 'Purple Gem' (H-1)), but with the small leaves I don't fault others for selling it as an (evergreen) azalea. Zones. Good hardiness and the fine texture of multitudes of small leaves enhances this variety's value even more, but the flowers are the best aspect as they emerge in the first week of May with purple-blue color that completely obscures the plant! The very small, rounded, purplish-green leaves form a pleasing compact shape and turn bronze in winter. Purple-blue colored bloom completely obscures the plant Dense and compact growth make this plant an indispensable part of any landscape. Grows 3 ft. with equal spread. New growth is grayish-blue, and turn bronze in winter. Held in ball-shaped trusses. The profuse amethyst-purple blooms make a scintillating display when the weather turns warm. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. Predominant Flower Color: Purple Flower/Truss Description: Flower bright purplish-violet. Shop by Size. Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Purple Gem Rhododendron (Rhododendron 'Purple Gem') is a compact flowering shrub prized for its deep purple flowers arriving in mid spring. Rhododendron 'Purple Gem' Rhododendron ZONE 4. Dense-growing, dwarf evergreen shrub valued for its large trusses of showy flowers. Purple gem rhododendron flowering shrub is ideal in borders or as an accent. Leaves are aromatic & rusty olive-green. Rhododendron x 'Purple Gem'. Purple Gem Rhododendron is a choice Accent valued for its lovely, sparkling flowers. About Purple Gem Dwarf Rhododendron. Rhododendron x 'Purple Gem' - A handsome dwarf evergreen shrub with a dense habit and deep blue-green foliage that develops a bronze tint in winter. The Purple Gem Rhododendron is a great selection for using in borders, hedges, woodland gardens, or foundation plantings. Dense and compact growth make this plant an indispensable part of any landscape. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. It enjoys moist, acidic soils and dappled sunlight. Use Current Location. Thrives in cooler regions but benefits from protection from winter winds. Good hardiness and the fine texture of multitudes of small leaves enhances this variety's value even more, but the flowers are the best aspect as they emerge in the first week of May with purple-blue color that completely obscures the plant! Dense-growing, dwarf evergreen shrub valued for its large trusses of showy flowers. Purple Gem Rhododendron will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It has olive green foliage which emerges bluish-green in spring. Small leaf. Site produced by Clarity Connect, Inc. Rhododendrons require constant moisture (but not standing water), a fertile soil with a low pH and grow best in partial shade. Dense-growing dwarf shrub produces large trusses of showy, purple flowers and azalea-like foliage. Purple Gem has azalea-like foliage. Best in sunny position. Rhododendron Purple Gem - small purple azalea like flowers. It has dense foliage and blooms with purple flowers in spring. This dapper evergreen is also appreciated for its low, tight habit. Thrives in partly sunny areas, and requires semi-moist soil for healthy plant growth. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. Fragrant: No : Bloom Time: Early Midseason Foliage Description / Plant Habit: Leaves ½" long, aromatic, rusty olive-green. Free rhodo consultation : Login/signup : Shopping Cart cart(0) Home; RhodoClub; SHOP. Height 25-50cm in 10 years. D. discusmike Omono. Browse pictures and read growth / cultivation information about Rhododendron (Rhododendron ) 'Lee's Dark Purple' supplied by member gardeners in the PlantFiles database at Dave's Garden. 3 - 4 year $30 - $39; 4 year old $45 - $55; 5- 6 year $60 - $80; 7-10 year $100; Be the first to review this product. Purple Gem Rhododendron Growing and Maintenance Tips. Rhododendron 'Purple Gem' Photo: Sally and John Perkins: Predominant Flower Color: Purple : Flower / Truss Description: Flower bright purplish-violet. The small clusters of flowers are a dark purple-violet. Rhododendron x 'Purple Gem' (H-1) SKU. Purple Gem Rhododendron will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. Fresh new leaves follow in a soothing gray-blue color. Dwarf Rhododendron Purple Gem (H7) Bright purple violet flowers in ball-shaped trusses in April. Large leaf. The Purple Gem Rhododendron is a dense-growing, dwarf evergreen shrub valued for its purplish-blue flowers in spring and azalea-like foliage; needs some protection from winter wind. Dense rounded habit, which can be trimmed after flowering. Small dark blue foliage turns red-purple in fall. “Purple Gem” has azalea-like foliage. Messages 1,374 Reaction score 457 Location elkton,MD USDA Zone Any pruning should be done soon after flowering to ensure bud set. 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