Plumleaf azalea

Rhododendron prunifolium

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Sunlight Gardens, www.sunlightgardens.com
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Plumleaf azalea (Rhododendron prunifolium)
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Genus:  Rhododendron
This late-flowering azalea has bright red flowers over crisp green leaves in summer to autumn.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Takes heat with a smile.
Care:  Provide full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained, humusy, acidic soil.  
Propagation:  Root semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or autumn. Layer in autumn.
Problems:  Vine weevil, whitefly, leafhoppers, lacebugs, scale, caterpillars, aphids. Powdery mildew, rust, bud blast, leaf gall, petal blight, root rot, and chlorosis (due to insufficient soil acid).

Overview

Height
15 ft. to 30 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Salmon,
Red
Style
Cottage Garden,
Shade,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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