Rhododendron austrinum/Flame Azalea

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