Cumberland Azalea (Rhododendron cumberlandense) in the Rhododendrons Database

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Other: Tissue Culture


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Location: Southeast Kentucky, Appalachian MountainsDate: June 2010
By Sharon
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Location: Chehalis, WADate: 2018-05-08
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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 15, 2012 7:06 AM

Cumberland Azalea is a beautiful deciduous azalea that occurs on wooded slopes in the Cumberland Plateau of Kentucky and Tennessee and in the mountains of Georgia, North Carolina, and Alabama. It is a low growing and later blooming azalea (early to mid-summer) with beautiful trusses of orange to red flowers that are not fragrant. In cultivation, it will be from 1 to 6 feet tall and wide, and prefers full sun in the north to partial shade in the south with well drained, but good, acidic soil.

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