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Rhododendron obtusum 'Christmas Cheer' /Christmas Cheer Azalea

Rhododendron obtusum 'Christmas Cheer'  / Rhododendron obtusum 'Christmas Cheer'
One of the all-time favorite dwarf azaleas, but not that easy to grow unless conditions are very favorable
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One of the all-time favorite dwarf azaleas, but not that easy to grow unless conditions are very favorable

A mound of dense flowers on healthy plants growing under favorable conditions of partial shade and well drained soils

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Scientific Name: Rhododendron obtusum 'Christmas Cheer'
Common Name: Christmas Cheer Azalea
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Azaleas and Rhododendrons
Comments: This has always been a very popular dwarf azalea, but not easily grown because growing conditions are seldom ideal for this azalea. There may be other azaleas that are better for today's gardens. A good specimen will have so many flowers that you cannot see the small, dark green leaves in early spring.