Common Name: Oconee Azalea

  • Habit: Shrub
  • Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Moist
  • Height: 5-8′, 8-15′
  • Flower: Yellow, Orange, Red, Apr
  • Fruit: Dry, brownish capsule containing numerous seeds
  • Fall Color: No
  • Natural Habitat: Mesic Forest, Bottomland Deciduous Forest

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Rhododendron flammeum has multiple upright, loosely branched stems that form a medium-sized, spreading deciduous shrub with dark green alternate leaves and showy clusters of flowers. The flowers are about 1″ across, trumpet-shaped, and have variable yellowish-orange to orange-red to bright red petals with elongated stamens that extend well beyond the petals. The blooms are borne in radial clusters of 6-11 flowers and are followed by brown seed capsules. This species is relatively drought tolerant. Rhododendron species thrive in moist, well-drained, acidic soil. Soil testing and amending the planting site in order to achieve the correct soil pH is recommended.  A thick layer of pine bark mulch applied to and around the site before planting will help retain moisture and acidify the soil if needed.

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