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.
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.
|Dimensions||3 × 3 ft|
Rhododendron x 'NCRX2' pp#31898, cbraf
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Full Sun, Part Shade
Attracts pollinators, Compact, Evergreen, Winter Interest