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Meet the Breeder

Steve P. Cotta
Tiverton, R.I., USA

‘Amy Cotta’

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

'Amy Cotta'

USPP 11,311

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Pale purple blooms of Rhododendron Amy Cotta with lake and willow tree in the background Close up of light lavender Rhododendron Amy Cotta flowers Blooming Rhododendron Amy Cotta in mulched landcape YouTube video describing the plant shown on this page
  • Bright blooms
  • Evergreen
  • Dwarf and compact
Description

Vivid blooms and lots of them make 'Amy Cotta' rhododendron a very special selection of the classic 'PJM'. Slow growing, with a semi-dwarf form, it's perfect for sites which call for a compact flowering evergreen. Foliage turns a nice purple in autumn.

USDA Zone 4 - 8 (-30°F/-34°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 2 - 3'

Width 2 - 3'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Evergreen

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Purple

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Cool, acidic soils with abundant organic matter and good drainage are required.

Pruning Very slow growth rate requires little to no pruning. If desired, do so after flowering.

Uses Woodland gardens; specimen; foundation plantings; mixed borders.

Growing Tips Very early and reliable bloomer, even in cold climates.