Rhododendron catawbiense 'Lee's Dark Purple'

Catawba Rhododendron

‘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.

  • Category: Woody Ornamentals
  • Alternate Cultivar: Lee's Dark Purple
  • Hardiness Zone: 5
  • Height: 7 Feet
  • Spread: 8 Feet
  • Bloom Color: Purple
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