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Rhododendron 'Southern Summer Rose' /Southern Summer Rose Azalea

Rhododendron 'Southern Summer Rose'  / Rhododendron 'Southern Summer Rose'
Close-up image of large rosy-red flowers
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Close-up image of large rosy-red flowers

Flowers and buds appear throughout the summer

Flowers and buds over a long period

Flowers and buds

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Large flowers

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Scientific Name: Rhododendron 'Southern Summer Rose'
Common Name: Southern Summer Rose Azalea
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Azaleas and Rhododendrons
Comments: This is an azalea that was hybridized at the LSU Experiment Station in Hammond, LA. It blooms throughout the summer and into the fall. Flowers are bright, hot-pink and quite showy at a time when few other azaleas are in bloom. Plants can become rangy if not pruned periodically.