Black Hat® Rhododendron

Developed by Dr. Tom Ranney at NCSU, Black Hat® rhododendron is a small-leaved, compact ‘PJM’ type. What sets it apart, however, is that it is a triploid selection, making the rose-purple early spring flowers far longer lasting than conventional selections. Thick, dark, evergreen foliage takes on dramatic purple-black tones in cool weather.

Additional information

Dimensions3 × 3 ft
Botanical Name

Rhododendron x 'NCRX2' pp#31898, cbraf

Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Purple

Foliage Color

Black, Purple

Height

3'

Width/Spread

3'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil

Moist

Bloom Time

Spring

Uses

Containers, Specimen

Features

Attracts pollinators, Compact, Evergreen, Winter Interest

SKU: 62338 Plant Type:

Cool, acidic soils with abundant organic matter and good drainage are required. Very slow growth rate requires little to no pruning. If desired, do so after flowering.

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