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Black Hat® Rhododendron

SHRUB

Description

  • Early-blooming evergreen shrub!
  • Foliage takes on dramatic purple-black tones in cooler weather.
  • Purple blooms attract pollinators.
  • Fantastic flowering compact hedge plant.
  • Zones 4-8, sun/part sun/shade, 3’ tall x 3’ wide at maturity.
Zone 4-8
Light part sun/sun/shade
medium

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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

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Shipped to your door

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Arrives as young plant

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More Information

Description Black Hat® Rhododendron is packed with bold colors from flower to foliage! It flaunts a truly astonishing number of bright pink flowers in spring, and for the rest of the year, its foliage runs the show. Leaves have luxurious purple and black tones in cooler weather and shaded areas. Plus, it's disease resistant, so its good looks are not easily lost! It shines in the garden as a specimen or as a companion to other shrubs and brightly colored perennials, even in the shade. As a Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrub, we know it won't disappoint. Details Botanical name: Rhododendron 'NCRX2'
Patent #: PP #31,898
Common name: Rhododendron
Zone: 4 - 8
Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun)
Height x width: 3 ' x 3'
Flower color: Purple pink
Foliage color: Black, purple, green
Season of interest: Year-round, but flowers in spring
Bloom time: Spring
Features: Winter interest, rare & unusual, Proven Winners, heat tolerant, evergreens, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners
Uses: Accent, background, border, container garden, cottage garden, foundation planting, hedge, massing, ornamental, woodland
How To Grow Soil: Fertile, well-drained acidic soil with a pH around 5.5 to 6.2.
Light: Sun/part sun/shade.
Water: Has average water needs.
Spacing: 4 to 5 feet apart
Fertilizing: An all-purpose garden fertilizer can be applied in spring. Check soil pH every few years to ensure that levels are correct for healthy growth, only then use soil acidifying products in your garden.
Winterizing: Planting in a protected area from harsh winter winds will help prevent winter damage. An application of mulch will help retain moisture during winter.
Maintenance & Pruning: Does not require pruning or deadheading. Prune only in spring after bloom, and just to shape plant or remove any dead growth.

Garden Care

Our Guide for Fall Planting

The start of fall may signal the gardening season is coming to a close, but it’s not over yet! There is still plenty of time to enjoy colorful flowers and foliage or even sprinkle in some new perennials and shrubs before winter arrives.

Customer Reviews

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L
L.C. (New York)
These ones don't make it.

I have bought these twice, 3 plants each time. I've had a lot of success with many other plants from this place but both time, these Rhody's died. I think this kind of plant might be one that has to be hardier/older to be shipped and transplanted and do well as I've had 2 different batches of 3 die, and I've had hundreds of other, smaller plants from GGG survive.

D
D.G.M. (Ohio)
To Plant a Rhody in alkaline soil or not?

I'm from Rhododendron country living in alkaline clay country, but I love my Rhodies so I thought I'd try. Fortunately, I knew enough to augment my alkaline clay soil with not just with an acid booster, but a whole planter of special Rhododendron, etc. soil. I found such soil from a PA outfit and now I have a very happy Black Hat sitting in the shade on the NORTH side of my zone 6a house.

J
J.C. (Colorado)
Dead

My plants arrived dead the 1st time. They sat on a FedEx truck for 2 weeks. They replaced them but after asking for next day shipping, they sat on a FedEx truck for 2 weeks again. And again they were dead.

We apologize you received your plants not up to our standards. As we try our best to provide exceptional service, some factors like shipping and handling are outside of our control, and issues like this can sometimes happen. Please email pictures of the plant to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!

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S
S.M. (North Carolina)
Best online garden site

I've ordered plants from many online sites and Great Garden Plants is by far the best. Their prices a re very competitive, and the plants always arrive quickly, well-packed and healthy. Once in the ground, they thrive and grow quicker than any other online plants I've received. THRILLED to have found this site!

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S. (Iowa)
didn't survive

I was very excited about the 2 plants I purchased. One didn't make it through the winter, but the other appeared to be doing very well once spring rolled around. I had planned to replace the first one that died but this spring the second plant went backwards almost overnight. I don't think zone 4 is an accurate rating for this plant. Perhaps would do better in warmer regions but it didn't do well for me.

Hello! Thank you for leaving us feedback. We're so sorry that you've had trouble growing your rhododendron in zone 4. It's hard to say exactly why your plant has struggled. Most likely it is due to soil condition and watering. Again, we're sorry that your plant hasn't survived. Happy Gardening!