Rhododendron 'Polarnacht' - 2 Gal.


Rhododendron 'Polarnacht'

Unique form, bud color, and flower color will make this Rhododendron an unforgettable landscape experience. Tight, low and spreading, this broadleaf Rhododendron will mature twice as wide as tall with a pleasing form that is perfect where height issues are paramount. Leathery, dark green leaves populate its branches and serve as the backdrop for striking, bulbous, branch ending buds that turn nearly black as they expand in mid to late May to expose the first glimpses of flowers color. When the buds open fully, frilly deep, dark purple flowers form huge trusses that cover the plant with this rare, very showy color. What a sight and what a perfect, well behaved plant for morning sun/afternoon shade conditions!

Estimated Shipping time: Most orders placed now will start to ship early in April, depending on weather. Reach out if you have any questions!

Zone: 6 - 8

Mature Size: 2 - 3 ft High x 5 - 6 ft Wide

Current Size Est.: 15-18''

Growing Tips

Plant in partial sun location, preferrably one with morning sun and afternoon shade and protected by winter winds. Likes enriched, well-drained soil and mulch.

Sun Exposure: Full Shade, Partial Sun

Availability and quality confirmed as of Thursday, February 25 2021

Wondering what the #1, #2, #15 mean? The nursery industry uses these numbers to identify pot size. Wondering what size to buy? Check out this handy container comparison picture below. 

Plant Size Guide

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ShrubBucket Delivery Area 2021

We hand-deliver to all of the areas located in green in the above map.
Hand-delivery is FREE on orders over $45 in the green counties. 

We are excited to now be serving the Chicago, West Michigan, Baltimore and D.C. markets! 


Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Timely, perfectly healthy plant, great all around!