Cool, acidic soils with abundant organic matter and good drainage are required. Very slow growth rate requires little to no pruning. If desired, do so after flowering.
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.
|Dimensions||3 × 3 ft|
Rhododendron x 'NCRX2' PP#31,898, CBRAF
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Full Sun, Part Shade
Attracts pollinators, Compact, Evergreen, Winter Interest