Rhododendron
Rhododendron 'PJM Elite'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: PJM Elite
Hybridized by Mezitt-Weston Nurseries
Registered or introduced: 1987
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Good Fall Color

Leathery-Textured

Provides winter interest

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

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Patent Information:

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Seed Collecting:

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Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

North Fork, California

Portland, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 12, 2010, suewylan from North Fork, CA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Easy rhododendron to start with...easy care. blooms in early April.
Rhododendron 'P.J.M.' is not a single cultivar, but rather a group of hybrids that were derived from a particular interspecific cross of R. carolinianum and R. dauricum var. sempervirens performed at Weston Nurseries in Massachusetts.
To read more see:
http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/r/rhopjm/rhopjm3.html

'Elite' - This selection has bright pink-lavender flowers that bloom later than typical for 'P.J.M.'. It has a vigorous and somewhat upright growing habit.