Azalea (Rhododendron 'Girard's Hot Shot') in the Rhododendrons Database

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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 7b
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Broadleaf
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Reddish-orange with dark red spotting
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Layering
Other: Tissue Culture
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: In Merrifield Gardens, Falls Church, VADate: 2017-11-18
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Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
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christine2 On July 1, 2019 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
christine2 On May 5, 2017 Transplanted
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christine2 On June 1, 2014 Obtained plant
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Bushy thing, smallish red leaves by PhilPots Oct 22, 2017 1:40 PM 7

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