Rhododendron × 'Elite' (P.J.M. Hybrid Group)
Elite Rhododendron

 Plant Type:
 Hardiness:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
 Flowers:
Pink (Showy, vivid, bright lavender-pink (more pink than straight P.J.M.) flowers in mid to late April)
 Foliage:
Green (Spring/summer evergreen foliage); Purple (Purple-plum foliage in fall/winter)
 Fruit:
Brown (Not ornamentally important)
 Ultimate Height:
5-6 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
5-6 feet
 Soil:
Requires moist, cool, acidic, well drained, organic soil; avoid harsh, dry, windswept sites
 Range:
Hybrid origin
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves (1.25-2.5") are rusty-scaly beneath. Leaves elliptic, leathery, dark green above in summer becoming purplish in the fall and winter.

Additional Information

'Elite' is a large, vigorous rhododendron and one of the earliest P.J.M. cultivars to bloom. One of the most cold tolerant flower buds of the evergreen rhododendrons. Flowers can become a dirty looking lavender soon after opening. Avoid harsh, dry, windswept sites. Susceptible to a large number of pests and diseases, which can largely be prevented by good cultural practices.

When Rhododendron × 'Elite' (P.J.M. Hybrid Group) has been observed flowering or fruiting at Purdue University

Flowering

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10 Rhododendron × 'Elite' (P.J.M. Hybrid Group) found

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= Heritage plant = Memorial plant
Number Accession ID Location
12009_15350*APUSH
22012_01101*MSHLY
32009_15265*APUSH
42009_15345*APUSH
52009_15346*APUSH
62009_15351*APUSH
72009_15264*APUSH
82018_00533*AHAAS
92009_15120*ASCHL
102009_15119*ASCHL

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