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Rhododendron indicum/Indian Azalea

Rhododendron indicum / Rhododendron indicum
Typical height and spread of a large southern Indian azalea in full bloom
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Typical height and spread of a large southern Indian azalea in full bloom

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Scientific Name: Rhododendron indicum
Common Name: Indian Azalea
Plant Type: Evergreen
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: White, Pink, Red, Purple, Various
Light Exposure: Sun, 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
Comments: This entry includes a host of different cultivars of azaleas, many of which are included in separate entries in this site. Plants are relatively easy to grow if given a well-drained soil, some sunlight, especially during the morning hours. Pruning is normally required to keep plant heights at a reasonable size. Selections from this group are the mainstay spring flowering azaleas in the South. Pests that can range from mild to severe include petal blight, spider mites, leaf miners, dieback and occasional root fungi.