Plumleaf Azalea

Multi-stemmed, loosely branched, spreading, deciduous shrub with dark green leaves and showy flowers. The flowers are 1-2" across, vivid orange-red to bright red colored with long stamens that extend well beyond the petals. This species has a very limited range, naturally occurring only in the Chattahoochee River drainage in Alabama and Georgia. This species blooms later than many other azaleas.  Rhododendron species thrive in moist, well-drained, acidic soil. Soil testing and amending the planting site in order to achieve the correct soil pH is recommended.  A thick layer of pine bark mulch applied to and around the site before planting will help retain moisture and acidify the soil if needed. Contact your local Cooperative Extension Office for soil testing.

Scientific Name: Rhododendron prunifolium
Bloom Color: Orange
Bloom Time: July, August
Butterfly Host: Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio troilus)
Container Size: 3/4 gallon
Cultural Uses: N/A
Fall Foliage: No
Fruit: Dry, brownish capsule containing numerous seeds
Habit: Shrub
Height: 5-8', 8-15'
Light Needs: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
Square Feet Used: 12
Type Of Garden Ecotone: Urban Garden, Border Woodland, Mesic, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Water Needs: Moist

Price: $15.00

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