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Rhododendron indicum 'Pride of Mobile'/Pride of Mobile Azalea

Rhododendron indicum 'Pride of Mobile' / Rhododendron indicum 'Pride of Mobile'
Among the most popular and admired of the southern azaleas
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Among the most popular and admired of the southern azaleas

Very dependable heavy flowering all at one time

Pride of Mobile azaleas grow very large

Mass planting

Large, broad-spreading shrub in full bloom

Dense flowering all at one time is a special characteristic of this azalea

Dense flowers and growth near the ground are special features of this southern azalea

A large mounding form in full spring bloom

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Scientific Name: Rhododendron indicum 'Pride of Mobile'
Common Name: Pride of Mobile Azalea
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
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
Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: This is one of the most widely planted azaleas in the South. Its rich rose-pink (some people say watermelon-red), three inch flowers, dark green foliage, and relative ease of growing make it a favorite azalea for southern gardens. It is a mid season bloomer. Its habit of growth is somewhat upright and pruning may be necessary periodically to keep the size manageable.