Evergreen Azalea (Rhododendron 'Boudoir') in the Rhododendrons Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 3-5 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Layering
Other: Tissue Culture

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Posted by blue23rose (Elberfeld, Indiana, USA - Zone 6b) on Feb 5, 2015 5:13 PM

This azalea is a slow grower and has only been trimmed once, although it did get moved so that probably stunted it. It was dying, so I figured moving it may help, and it did.

It is susceptible to lace bug damage, which causes the leaves to turn gray-green to white and then fall off. You can tell whether the damage is caused by lace bugs because of the black spots (lace bug waste) on the back side of the leaves. New growth will occur at the same time, but treatment with insecticidal soap will help get rid of the bugs. In order for treatment to be effective, the underside of the leaves must also be sprayed.

It is listed as an evergreen, but in my zone 6b garden, the leaves that are left on it are brown and shriveled and not attractive in winter. It could probably be used as a hedge in a warmer zone.

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