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PlantFiles: Rhododendron
Rhododendron 'PJM Elite'

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Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: PJM Elite
Hybridized by Weston Nurseries; Year of Registration or Introduction: 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
Burgundy
Bronze-Green
Smooth-Textured
Good Fall Color
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Provides winter interest

Patent Information:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive suewylan 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.

Regional...

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

North Fork, California
Portland, Oregon



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