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Dark Lord Rhododendron - 2 Gallon (1-1.5ft)

Original price $89.99 - Original price $89.99
Original price
$89.99 - $89.99
Current price $89.99
Size: 2 Gallon

Ships March 2024!

This item will ship in Spring 2024. Want to specify a different shipping date? Just leave a note at checkout!

Shipping Details

We ship our trees and shrubs nationwide, except for CA, AZ, AK, and HI. After you place your order we get started prepping your items for shipment. During season, most items ship via FedEx or UPS within 1-2 business days. During winter months, orders are held and fulfilled in early Spring.

For larger or bulk items we ship via freight or our own delivery trucks. You'll receive updates on your items shipping status throughout the entire process.

If you do not see a shipping method at checkout, please feel free to reach out to us via chat or at

Bulk items like Mulch and Topsoil can only be delivered within a 50 mile radius of our Andover, NJ location.

Warranty & Returns

Standard Warranty:

All of our trees and shrubs come with a 30-day warranty from the date of delivery. This means that if your tree/shrub is damaged in shipment or if it dies within 30 days of your delivery, we will gladly offer a replacement or credit. Should you receive your tree/shrub during dormancy, and it does not emerge from dormancy by June 1st - the same replacement policy applies.

If, within this period, you notice any issues with the health or condition of your plants, please contact us immediately. We will work with you to provide a suitable solution.

1 Year Extended Warranty Option:

For added peace of mind, we offer a 1 year extended warranty option. You can choose to purchase an extended warranty for 12% of your cart total at the time of purchase. This extended warranty covers your trees and shrubs for 1 year from the date of delivery. If your tree/shrub dies within the extended warranty period, we will provide you with a replacement plant or issue store credit for the amount of your original purchase. Shipping fees are not included.

3. Warranty Claim Process:

If you need to make a warranty claim, please follow these steps:

  • Contact our customer support team at as soon as you notice any issues with your plant's health.
  • Provide your order number, a description of the issue, and photos documenting the issue.
  • We may request additional photos or other information to assess the problem.

How are heights measured?

Tree and Shrub heights are measured from the top of the root ball or soil, measuring only the above ground portion of your tree your shrub.

How does shipping work?

We ship either UPS or via our own delivery trucks. After you place your order you'll receive notifications at each step of the way to keep you informed on your item's travels!

Many items are listed in Gallon sizes, what does that mean?

The Gallons refer to the size of the pot that the plant is in. It's simply an industry standard for sizing trees and shrubs. All of our items should have the actual height listed on the description page. If you have any questions regarding sizing, feel free to reach out to us!

Do you help with plant suggestions?

Of course! Feel free to use our chat feature to talk to a GardenPro or reach out to us at

Can I postpone my delivery date?

Sure! Include a note during checkout or reach out to us at immediately after placing your order, and we'd be happy to help!

  • Introducing the Dark Lord Rhododendron, a regal and enchanting shrub that reigns supreme in your garden. This captivating evergreen, suitable for USDA growing zones 5-8, boasts rich, dark foliage and striking blooms, making it the crown jewel of your landscape.

    Key Features:

    1. Majestic Foliage: Dark Lord Rhododendron is celebrated for its deep, glossy, dark green leaves, which offer an impressive backdrop for the vibrant flowers. Its foliage adds year-round interest and an air of sophistication to your garden.

    2. Vivid Blooms: In late spring, this rhododendron showcases a burst of large, truss-like clusters of crimson-red blossoms with black centers, creating a mesmerizing contrast. The vibrant flowers attract pollinators and turn your garden into a botanical masterpiece.

    3. Low Maintenance: This evergreen beauty is known for its easy care. Plant it in acidic, well-drained soil, provide regular moisture, and enjoy its resilience. Once established, it requires minimal pruning, making it a favorite for gardeners.

    4. Versatile Landscaping: Whether used as a focal point, in mass plantings, or as an attractive border shrub, the Dark Lord Rhododendron's adaptability shines. Its compact size and exceptional color make it a versatile choice for various garden styles.

    Planting and Care:

    To ensure the best results in USDA growing zones 5-8:

    • Location: Plant in a partially shaded area with well-draining, acidic soil. Morning sun and afternoon shade are ideal.
    • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during dry spells. Mulching helps retain moisture and maintain even soil temperatures.
    • Pruning: Minimal pruning is required, but deadheading spent flowers can encourage repeat blooming.