Southern Indica Hybrid Azalea (Rhododendron indicum) in the Rhododendrons Database

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Pink
Purple
Red
White
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late winter and early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Flowering Tree
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Layering
Other: Tissue Culture
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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April 11, 2015

It's Rhododendrons Celebration Week! Let's open it up with a look at the top species and cultivars from among this collection of vibrant and beautiful plants.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Mar 25, 2012 11:42 AM

Honey bees get nectar from this plant.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 14, 2013 4:07 PM

Late spring brings the Azalea blooms. Some of my shrubs growing here in my garden are over 50 years old. Still looking fabulous each spring.

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