Any pruning should be done soon after flowering to ensure bud set. Fragrant: No Bloom Time: Early Midseason Foliage Description / Plant Habit: Leaves " long, aromatic, rusty olive-green. It has olive green foliage which emerges bluish-green in spring. Purple Gem has azalea-like foliage. Rhododendron – Small Leaf – Purple Gem The ‘Purple Gem’ is a compact, dwarf, rounded plant with small, bluish-green foliage and deep violet-purple flowers. Predominant Flower Color: Purple Flower/Truss Description: Flower bright purplish-violet. Rhododendron 'Purple Gem' $ 44.99. Item #89561 Model #009971. 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. The very small, rounded, purplish-green leaves form a pleasing compact shape and turn bronze in winter. Rhododendron x 'Purple Gem' (H-1) Item 0997. Click here to continue your ordering session, Purple-blue colored bloom completely obscures the plant. Best in sunny position. Fresh new leaves follow in a soothing gray-blue color. New growth is grayish-blue, and turn bronze in winter. It enjoys moist, acidic soils and dappled sunlight. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. Rhododendrons require constant moisture (but not standing water), a fertile soil with a low pH and grow best in partial shade. Some protection from winter wind is helpful. The small clusters of flowers are a dark purple-violet. H: 2′ W: 3′ Sun Requirements: Prefers Part Shade, but will tolerate full sun with regular watering It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. Blooms early to mid spring & reaches roughly 2 feet tall. Grows 3 ft. with equal spread. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. Rhododendron ‘Purple Gem’ (Purple Gem Rhododendron): Low compact and slow growing cultivar with purple-blue flowers that bloom in early spring. Free rhodo consultation : Login/signup : Shopping Cart cart(0) Home; RhodoClub; SHOP. Purple Gem Rhododendron is a choice Accent valued for its lovely, sparkling flowers. Purple Gem Rhododendron. 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! About Purple Gem Dwarf Rhododendron. (H7) Bright purple violet flowers in ball-shaped trusses in April. The profuse amethyst-purple blooms make a scintillating display when the weather turns warm. Purple Gem Rhododendron will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. 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). There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Purple Gem Rhododendron Shrubs for Sale Online. 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! Zones. Rhododendron x 'Purple Gem'. Rhododendron x 'Purple Gem' (H-1) SKU. “Purple Gem” has azalea-like foliage. Fragrant: No : Bloom Time: Early Midseason Foliage Description / Plant Habit: Leaves ½" long, aromatic, rusty olive-green. The glossy narrow leaves turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. A dense, compact, rounded habit that is tolerant of full sun. New growth in the spring has blue tones. Dense rounded habit, which can be trimmed after flowering. The Purple Gem Rhododendron is a great selection for using in borders, hedges, woodland gardens, or foundation plantings. I bought mine at wal-mart. Dwarf Rhododendrons 1m & under; Tall Hybrids; Shop by Price. Purple Gem Rhododendron (Rhododendron 'Purple Gem') is a compact flowering shrub prized for its deep purple flowers arriving in mid spring. I have found it quite drought tolerant and it tolerates full sun. Purple-blue colored bloom completely obscures the plant Dense and compact growth make this plant an indispensable part of any landscape. A selection that does well in colder areas. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. Partial sun. Thrives in cooler regions but benefits from protection from winter winds. Rhododendrons require constant moisture (but not standing water), a fertile soil with a low pH and grow best in partial shade. 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 Held in ball-shaped trusses. Purple Gem Rhododendron will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. 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. Small leaf. Purple gem rhododendron flowering shrub is ideal in borders or as an accent. Dwarf Rhododendron Purple Gem. Site produced by Clarity Connect, Inc. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a beautiful garden. Purple Gem. 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. This dapper evergreen is also appreciated for its low, tight habit. Rhododendron 'Purple Gem' Photo: Sally and John Perkins: Predominant Flower Color: Purple : Flower / Truss Description: Flower bright purplish-violet. A dwarf evergreen shrub with clusters of showy lavender purple spring blooms. Dense-growing, dwarf evergreen shrub valued for its large trusses of showy flowers. 3 - 4 year $30 - $39; 4 year old $45 - $55; 5- 6 year $60 - $80; 7-10 year $100; All rights reserved. Blueish-green aromatic new foliage turns bronzey in winter. Thrives in partly sunny areas, and requires semi-moist soil for healthy plant growth. Dwarf Rhododendron Purple Gem (H7) Bright purple violet flowers in ball-shaped trusses in April. This heavy blooming accent plant produces big trusses of vibrant purple flowers during the spring. Purple Gem Rhododendron will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. Growth Habit: Compact, Dwarf, Rounded, 2’ in height. Purple Gem Rhododendron. Lepidote: Having scales. Held in ball-shaped trusses. Dense-growing, dwarf evergreen shrub valued for its large trusses of showy flowers. Tiny scales typically cover the undersides of the leaves. Reactions: petegreg, Leo in N E Illinois and just.wing.it. Leaves are aromatic & rusty olive-green. 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! Height 25-50cm in 10 years. A small rhododendron with foliage resembling 'Ramapo' though the leaves are more rust colored. Elepidote: Without scales, as opposed to lepidote. Prefers cooler regions but some protection from winter wind is helpful. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. Shop by Size. Flowers are bright purplish-violet & held in ball-shaped trusses. 50% OFF. Dense-growing dwarf shrub produces large trusses of showy, purple flowers and azalea-like foliage. © 2020 NVK Nurseries All Rights Reserved. Very useful in border plantings or as a landscape accent. Rhododendron 'Purple Gem' Rhododendron ZONE 4. Dense-growing, dwarf shrub valued for its purplish-blue flowers and azalea-like foliage. Any pruning should be done soon after flowering to ensure bud set. Foliage: Bluish-green. © 2020 Prides Corner Farms. 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. It makes an ideal accent plant for foundation plantings, beds and woodland sites. Sun/Shade: Sun, Partial Shade. Bloom Time: Spring. Purple Gem Rhododendron. It has dense foliage and blooms with purple flowers in spring. An abundant amount of purple-violet blooms often cover the foliage of this tough yet elegant plant. Messages 1,374 Reaction score 457 Location elkton,MD USDA Zone Prized for its showy trusses of stunning purple-violet flowers. This is a small sprawling rhododendron. Get Pricing and Availability. These flowers are trumpet-shaped, lightly scented, and standout beautifully against its long, narrow foliage. Plants can benefit from protection (burlap wrap) against drying, winter winds and sun in an exposed location. Rhododendron Purple Gem - small purple azalea like flowers. New growth is grayish-blue & turns bronze in winter. Purple Gem Rhododendron Growing and Maintenance Tips. Dense and compact growth make this plant an indispensable part of any landscape. D. discusmike Omono. Slow-growing to 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide. 0997. 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. 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! This rhododendron is a dwarf evergreen reaching about 2'. Large leaf. Use Current Location. Monrovia Purple Purple Gem Rhododendron Flowering Shrub in Pot. 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