If you like the evergreen Rhododendrons, this is a must have if purple is a favorite. Very deep and luxurient color with compact foliage glossy dark green, disease resistant foliage. The compact, rounded form creates a handsome hedge, foundation plant or accent in a dappled shade garden, and good heat restistance. You won't be disappointed. These sell elsewhere online for $50/3 gal container, plus $25 or more shipping. Ours are on sale for $34.50.