BLACK HAT® Rhododendron

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 3' Width/Spread: 3'

Developed by Dr. Tom Ranney at NCSU, Black Hat® rhododendron is a small-leaved, compact ‘PJM’ type. What sets it apart, however, is that it is a triploid selection, making the rose-purple early spring flowers far longer lasting than conventional selections. Thick, dark, evergreen foliage takes on dramatic purple-black tones in cool weather.


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Light: Will perform well in a range of sun exposures – from all day sun and shade in northern climates and shady spots in the south. Flowers well in shady spots!

Soil: Prefers very fertile acidic soils that stay evenly moist, but with good drainage.

Water: Likes to be kept on the moist side, but not soggy.

Fertilizing: Apply compost to the soil surface every season, all rhododendrons benefit from high organic matter.

Pruning: Pruning isn’t recommended. Flowers form on old wood, so pruning risks blooms. It also has the best habit when allowed to grow naturally.

Botanical Name

Rhododendron x 'NCRX2' PP#31,898, CBRAF

Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Purple

Foliage Color

Black, Purple

Height

3'

Width/Spread

3'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil

Moist

Season of Interest

Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Year Round

Uses

Containers, Specimen

Features

Attracts pollinators, Compact, Evergreen, Winter Interest

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