General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: 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 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Layering
Other: Tissue Culture
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Azalea
  • Rhododendron

Photo Gallery
Location: In the Missouri Botanical Garden in Saint Louis
Date: May 27, 2001
Azalea (Rhododendron 'Moby Dick') 002
Location: In the Missouri Botanical Garden in Saint Louis
Date: May 27, 2001
Azalea (Rhododendron 'Moby Dick') 001

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