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Rhododendron indicum 'Elegans' /Elegans Azalea

Rhododendron indicum 'Elegans'  / Rhododendron indicum 'Elegans'
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Among the earliest to bloom of the indicum type azaleas

Early spring flowers

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Large mature plants in flower

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Scientific Name: Rhododendron indicum 'Elegans'
Common Name: Elegans Azalea
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Landscape Categories: Azaleas and Rhododendrons
Comments: The large, three inch flowers are a clear pink and considered by some people to be among the best of the pink flowering azaleas in the Lower South. This is an early spring blooming Indian azalea. Because of is ultimate size, pruning may be required to keep the height and spread in check.