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Rhododendron canescens 'Varnado's Pink'/Varnado's Pink Native Azalea

Rhododendron canescens 'Varnado's Pink' / Rhododendron canescens 'Varnado's Pink'
Large clusters of striking dark pink buds and lighter colored open flowers
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Large clusters of striking dark pink buds and lighter colored open flowers

A floriferous specimen of this native azalea

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Scientific Name: Rhododendron canescens 'Varnado's Pink'
Common Name: Varnado's Pink Native Azalea
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 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
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Comments: This is a special selection of the native honeysuckle azalea that produces large, robust clusters of flowers in early spring. It makes a strong presence in the garden because of the dark, rich pink flowers. The deciduous azaleas can be quite handsome during the dormant season when they show their branches covered with large flower buds. Native azaleas grow well in a moist, sandy soil that is well drained. They bloom best if they are in full sunlight for several hours each day, preferably during the morning hours and given some protection from the hot afternoon sunlight. The larger they grow the more picturesque the sculptural form of the branches become. Plant deciduous azaleas in mass or as single specimen shrubs in the garden.