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Rhododendron Austrinum Florida Azalea Native Plant Shrub Gallon Yellow Orange Bloom

Rhododendron Austrinum Florida Azalea Native Plant Shrub Gallon Yellow Orange Bloom

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

Rhododendron austrinum is known as the Florida Flame Azalea and blooms in early spring before the leaves open. The fragrant blossoms come in shades of yellow to orange, and measure approximately 1 to 1.5 inches across. This species has very long stamens and the tube of the flower is often flushed with red. R. austrinum makes an excellent landscape plant, especially in southern gardens where heat tolerance is important.

The Florida Flame Azalea produces a delightful honeysuckle-like fragrance that is enjoyed by butterflies, hummingbirds and people. The flowers appear in early spring at about the same time as the leaves appear. The oval (elliptic) leaves are alternate, 2-5 inches long. These are medium green and covered with soft fuzz on both the top and especially on the lower surface.

The American Native Azaleas are deciduous, meaning they lose their leaves for the winter. This defoliation begins quite early in fall, depending on the climate conditions and the variety. Rhododendron austrinum often begins losing leaves as early as August and September, but more than makes up for it when it begins opening the fragrant blossoms as early as the beginning of March.

Blooms: Clear yellow to orange-red blooms with a pleasant honeysuckle fragrance in early March to early April.

Height: 10 or more feet at maturity.

Light: Part sun to shade.

Soil: Light acid well-drained soil is preferred.

Moisture: Enjoys regular water but drought tolerant once established.

Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 - 10.

The Florida flame azalea is perfect for planting near patios, porches and other outdoor living areas. In naturalistic and woodland landscapes grow this as an understory shrub beneath the canopy of large pines and deciduous hardwoods, where its fabulous flower will set the forest aglow each spring. The flame azalea is also fine for planting along streams and bottomlands and its springtime beauty is doubled when planted at the edge of a pond or lake where it can reflect in still water.

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.

$10.99 - Rhododendron Austrinum
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