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Rhododendron canescens/Honeysuckle Azalea

Rhododendron canescens / Rhododendron canescens
Typical airy form of this azalea growing in a naturalistic setting
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Typical airy form of this azalea growing in a naturalistic setting

Several floral heads with many trumpet-shaped flowers

Flowers have prominent stamens and styles

Branches of flowers and buds ready to open

A floral unit with several flowers

Flowers and buds

Buds ready to open in early spring

Close-up of 'Carne's Creek' blossoms

A woodland selection 'Crane's Creek'

Close-up image of flowers in early spring

Opening flowers with emerging foliage

Flower buds just before opening

Floral buds

In a Beaumont, TX garden

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Scientific Name: Rhododendron canescens
Common Name: Honeysuckle Azalea
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered 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 Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Flower color of this great deciduous shrub can vary considerably from nearly white to dark shades of pink. The flowers are highly fragrant. Old plants can grow to be quite large in their native habitats along sandy streams in the South. Cut branches make attractive indoor arrangements.