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Rhododendron prunifolium/Plumleaf Azalea

Rhododendron prunifolium / Rhododendron prunifolium
Close-up of the dark red funnel-shaped flowers and foliage
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Close-up of the dark red funnel-shaped flowers and foliage

A large specimen that has been growing for many years at the Gloster Arboretum, Gloster, MS

Summer flowers

Azalea blooming in early August in Birmingham Botanical Garden

Funnel-shaped flowers with prominent stamens and pistil

A large specimen in a woodland garden

A closer view of part of a large plant

Flowers and foliage

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Scientific Name: Rhododendron prunifolium
Common Name: Plumleaf Azalea
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Azaleas and Rhododendrons
Comments: This azalea produces clusters of four to seven orange to orange-red and red flowers in midsummer. Plants can actually grow into small trees over time. There are a few places that is can be found in native stands along the Georgia and Alabama state lines. This azalea is quite prevalent at Callaway Gardens in Georgia.