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Rhododendron 'Hershey's Orange' /Hershey's Orange Azalea

Rhododendron 'Hershey's Orange'  / Rhododendron 'Hershey's Orange'
Typical orang-red flowers on this moderate size azalea
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Typical orang-red flowers on this moderate size azalea

Orange-red flowers, buds and foliage

Dense flowers and buds on a healthy specimen

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Scientific Name: Rhododendron 'Hershey's Orange'
Common Name: Hershey's Orange Azalea
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Orange, Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This azalea produces a low, compact growing shrub with an abundance of two inch orange-red flowers in mid-spring. The foliage is dark green but turns a bronze color during cold winters, especially if growing out in the open. Provide a moist, fertile, well drained soil, preferably in a raised bed. Mulch plants during the summer months.