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Rhododendron Prunifolium Plumleaf Azalea Native Plant Shrub Gallon Red Orange Bloom
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Rhododendron Prunifolium Plumleaf Azalea Native Plant Shrub Gallon Red Orange Bloom
Rhododendron Prunifolium Plumleaf Azalea Native Plant Shrub Gallon Red Orange Bloom

Rhododendron Prunifolium Plumleaf Azalea Native Plant Shrub Gallon Red Orange Bloom

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You will receive Rhododendron Prunifolium, Plumleaf Azalea, currently growing in a 1 gallon pot, well-rooted and ready for planting directly in your garden.

A very rare native azalea found only in a few counties of West Central Georgia and East Alabama. Blooms are deep orange to red in mid to late summer, sometimes continuing into September. Plumleaf Azalea is slow growing and difficult to propagate, causing the price to be expensive. Blooms aren’t usually very fragrant.

Rhododendron prunifolium, the plumleaf azalea, is a large shrub or small tree of 15 feet or more at maturity. The flowers, in a raceme of four to seven, appear in July to August predominately in shades of red to orange-red to various shades of orange. This azalea makes a stunning summer show at an unusual blooming time for the genus Rhododendron.

Rhododendron prunifolium is the rarest of our Eastern native deciduous azaleas and is being considered for the Endangered Species List by the federal government. It is restricted to a handful of counties along the Georgia-Alabama border in the Chattahoochee River Valley, where it can be found in ravines and on steep stream banks that often are densely wooded with mixed hardwoods and pines. Its USDA hardiness rating is 7A to 9B.

Blooms attract hummingbirds!

Hardiness: USDA Zones 7-9.
Mature Height: 8-10 feet.
Bloom color: Bright orange to deep red.
Site: Cool shady spot with regular water. Needs well-drained soil, but regular water. No full sun for this one.

General Planting Recommendations for Native Azaleas:

Soil: All azaleas prefer well-drained soil, so I suggest you amend the soil for drainage, especially if your soil is clay. Azaleas prefer an acid soil.

Light: Native azaleas usually occur in the filtered light beneath large trees near stream banks, but will grow in full sun when water is adequate. They perhaps will bloom more profusely in full sun.

Water: Native azaleas are quite drought tolerant once established, however, water weekly the first year or two, as the plant grows in to its new environment. Also, the blooms buds are formed during late summer on the early blooming varieties, and if your area is prone to a late summer-early fall drought, pay attention to those weekly waterings, so you won’t miss out on your fragrant spring blooms!

Shipping Information

We do NOT ship bareroot, but your plant will be shipped without the pot. It might be pruned prior to shipment. It will be packed in moisture-retentive medium for shipping, and will be sent priority mail.

We include a plant label and detailed growing instructions with every shipment.

Plants are shipped Monday through Wednesday only, to avoid spending the weekend in the Post Office.

Pay by Sunday to guarantee same week shipping.

Items are shipped to the address on the payment transaction only. Please make corrections prior to completing the transaction.

All plants and bulbs are shipped with USPS Priority Mail. You'll be notified by email when your package is shipped.





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