Size: 6-9 inch spread
Growth Habit: Miniature (6 inches high x 12 inches wide)
USDA Zone: 6a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: moist, well drained soils
Color Category: purple
Bloom Time: March
Comments: Considered one of the slowest growing of all rhododendrons. Tiny, bright green leaves are only 1/2 inch long with a dense covering of brown scales on the back. Sporatic flowers appear in April and are 3/4 inch long, wide funnel form, bright purple or deep purple-red. Older plants will continue to creep along the ground and cascade over walls, but rarely reach 8-10 inches high.