Flame Azalea (Rhododendron calendulaceum) in the Rhododendrons Database

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 6-10 ft
Plant Spread: 6-10 ft
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Red
Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Layering
Other: Tissue Culture
Pollinators: Bumblebees
Bees

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By dave on April 11, 2015

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 15, 2012 7:02 AM

Flame Azalea is common to the Appalachians where it lights up the late spring woods with every pale and brilliant shade of yellow, orange, red, and salmon. The 2 inch, non-fragrant flowers are borne in open trusses just as their leaves are beginning to come out. Plants are loosely branched and upright growing to about 6 feet. Fall foliage color is yellow or pale red. It likes good soil that is well drained, and bright indirect light.

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