General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 4 to 8 feet, possibly 15 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 8 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Other: 1/2 inch long hairy capsules containing yellowish-brown to brown winged seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant are highly toxic.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Layering
Other: Tissue Culture

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Common names
  • Roseshell Azalea
  • Early azalea
  • Woolly azalea
  • Election Pink Azalea
  • Rhododendron

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