‘Lee’s Dark Purple’ Catawba Rhododendron has deep purple buds which open to rosy purple trusses in April and May. The dark green leathery leaves are evergreen, making a nice setting for the showy flower clumps. Rhododendron catawbiense ‘Lee’s Dark Purple’ is a native, but its breeder was John Lee of England, who hybridized it in the mid-1800s. The habit is somewhat compact and the cold tolerance is good.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Rhododendron catawbiense Lee's Dark Purple #5 24-30" (purple)
Characteristics & Attributes
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
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