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Rhododendron austrinum/Flame Azalea

Rhododendron austrinum / Rhododendron austrinum
Colors vary greatly from this reddish-orange to yellow
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Colors vary greatly from this reddish-orange to yellow

Flowers and buds in peachy colors

The more common yellow flowering native deciduous azalea

Bright orange colored selection

Typical rangy form of the flame azalea

Flowers usually occur as the foliage begins to emerge

Branch of flowers in full bloom

Flowering is best where plants receive several hours of morning sunlight

Close-up of a cluster of flowers with pronounced stamens and styles

Large specimen shrub in full flower

Close-up of flowers with long, prominent stamens and styles

Close-up of flowers

A nice color varigation that is desirable

A seedling in a garden in late March

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Scientific Name: Rhododendron austrinum
Common Name: Flame Azalea
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow, Orange
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Azaleas and Rhododendrons
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: The Florida azalea is noted for its striking flowers that can range from a pale yellow to bright orange-red. Flowers are highly fragrant. They grow best where soils have not been disturbed as in a naturalistic setting adjacent to sandy streams.