Compact Rhododendron Compacta blooming in tight mound Drifts of Rhododendron Compacta intermixed with evergreen accents in spring landscape Mounded drifts of Rhododendron Compacta's lavender blooms filling landscape behind tree Lavender flowers of Rhododendron Compacta

‘Compacta’

Azalea - Korean

Rhododendron yedoense var. poukhanense

'Compacta'

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Compact Rhododendron Compacta blooming in tight mound Drifts of Rhododendron Compacta intermixed with evergreen accents in spring landscape Mounded drifts of Rhododendron Compacta's lavender blooms filling landscape behind tree Lavender flowers of Rhododendron Compacta
  • Shade tolerant
  • Hardy
  • Spring color
Description

Heirloom azalea. It's surprising that such an easy-to-grow azalea can be so difficult to find - that's why we added Rhododendron yedoense var. poukhanense 'Compacta' to our selection. Found in gardens since the 1800s, it offers exceptional cold-hardiness, very high shade tolerance, and a flurry of star-shaped lavender flowers in late spring.

USDA Zone 4 - 8 (-30°F/-34°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 3 - 5'

Width 3 - 5'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Semi-evergreen

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Purple

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

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

Pruning Rarely needed; Prune after flowering if required.

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

Growing Tips Shallow, fibrous roots benefit from a layer of mulch.