A dwarf evergreen shrub, covered in attractive tiny purple-pink flowers in spring, very low growing and compact, ideal for smaller gardens; absolutely must have well-drained, highly acidic and organic soil, use plenty of peat moss when planting
Ramapo Rhododendron is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Ramapo Rhododendron is clothed in stunning clusters of violet trumpet-shaped flowers with purple overtones and lavender centers at the ends of the branches in mid spring. It has green evergreen foliage. The narrow leaves turn coppery-bronze in the fall, which persists throughout the winter.
Ramapo Rhododendron will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
Ramapo Rhododendron makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.