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P.J.M. April Mist Rhododendron*

Rhododendron 'P.J.M. April Mist'

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P.J.M. April Mist Rhododendron (Rhododendron 'P.J.M. April Mist') at Garden Supply Company

Rhododendron 'P.J.M. April Mist' flowers

Rhododendron 'P.J.M. April Mist' flowers

(Photo courtesy of Connon Nurseries)

Height: 3 feet

Spread: 3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 4a

Description:

A very cold hardy hybrid producing lovely pale pink flowers with darker pink edges in mid-spring; a very showy accent plant; absolutely must have well-drained, highly acidic and organic soil, use plenty of peat moss when planting

Ornamental Features:

P.J.M. April Mist Rhododendron is covered in stunning clusters of shell pink trumpet-shaped flowers with pink edges at the ends of the branches in mid spring. It has dark green foliage which emerges green in spring. The narrow leaves remain dark green through the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes:

P.J.M. April Mist Rhododendron is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

P.J.M. April Mist Rhododendron is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use
  • Mass Planting
  • Accent

Plant Characteristics:

P.J.M. April Mist Rhododendron will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 feet from the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones.

This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Accent Massing Garden
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