Elite PJM Rhododendron (Rhododendron x ‘P.J.M. Elite’)

Elite PJM Rhododendron

Vivid blooms and amazing year-round appeal! Not all Rhododendrons are created equal, some are Elite! The Elite PJM Rhododendron (Rhododendron x ‘P.M.J. Elite’) is an opulent offering with beautiful trusses of lavender-pink radiant blooms! Plus gorgeous green broad-leaved evergreen leaves!

Featuring cold hardiness and easy care, these hybrids are vigorous, compact shrubs bursting with vivid blooms in early April. The bright blooms attract bees, butterflies, and Hummingbirds, searching for an early spring meal!

Compact and dense-growing, broadleaf evergreen shrubs, you’ll enjoy year-round color during the bleak winter’s absence of green, the foliage is smooth green, shiny and stays fresh all year. In fall, the leaves turn a reddish-purple fall color transforming into a mahogany color all winter. These hardy Rhododendrons are cold and heat-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 – 8 and mature to a rounded 4-5 foot tall and wide ball of greenery!

Planting and Application:

Elite PJM Rhododendron creates an excellent foundation plant or hedge, just the right height for privacy! They’re effective accents and specimens in shady borders, the bloom color beautifies every type of garden style. Be sure to plant one where you can see its spring display! Elite PJM gives your mixed-shrub and evergreen borders lush color while the bold evergreen color provides a strong, year-round backdrop for your summer-blooming flowers and perennials.

Line a partially shaded driveway or separate the front yard from the street with these urban environment-tolerant shrubs. Mass plantings for erosion control, also benefit from the good looks this evergreen shrub offers!

Rhododendrons are perfect for Asian-inspired and, Zen gardens, as well as formal, architecture plantings. Woodland settings or under larger trees, make Elite PJM feel completely at home. Pollinator borders and anywhere you want to invite wildlife and color are ideal locations for these vibrant flowering shrubs!

  • Radiant Lavender-Pink Flower Trusses
  • Vivid Spring Blooms!
  • Lush Green Broad-Leaved Evergreen & Persists All Winter!
  • Reddish-Purple Fall Color & Rounded Growth Habit
  • Butterflies & Hummingbirds Love the Nectar
  • Great Foundation Plant & Perfect Thriller for Containers,
  • New Version of the Popular Rhododendron

Tips For Care

Elite PJM loves the part shade and dappled sun areas, needing afternoon shade when planted in the hottest climates. Cold hardy in growing zones 4-8, the cooler climates allow PJM to handle full sun. Rhododendrons appreciate organically rich, well-drained soil, with consistent moisture, and Elite PJM prefers slightly acidic soil. It’s perfectly suited to plant around evergreens. A generous layer of mulch over the shallow root system holds in water and keeps the roots insulated from both heat and chill.

Rhododendron also benefits from protection from cold, dry winter winds. Planting by a fenceline or closer to your home to keep Elite PJM looking its best. Like other Rhododendrons, Elite PJM shouldn’t need much pruning, but if necessary, it is best to prune to shape right after it’s finished blooming.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Acidic Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture & Loves Mulched Beds
  • Prune Immediately After Spring Flowers Fade
  • Easy-Care, Vigorous Flowering Shrub
  • Incredible Winter Hardiness

Vibrant and versatile, this series of Rhododendron hybrids reward you with low-maintenance blooms and year-round character.

Elite PJM Rhododendron (Rhododendron x ‘P.J.M. Elite’) Details

Common name Elite PJM Rhododendron
Botanical name Rhododendron x 'P.J.M. Elite'
Plant type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Hardiness zone 4-8
Growth rate Medium
Height 4 - 5 ft.
Width 4 - 5 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Lavender Pink