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Rhododendron colemanii

Red Hills Azalea

Scientific Name:

Rhododendron colemanii

Genus:

Rhododendron

Species Epithet:

colemanii

Common Name:

Red Hills Azalea

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

3-6 ft., 6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink, Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

May

Habitat Description:

Moist hammocks, moist bluffs, along streams. Native to Georgia and Alabama.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

This is a newly described species, not yet listed by USDA PLANTS. Flowers fragrant.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JARS/v62n2/v62n2-miller.htm

https://www.rhododendron.org/descriptionS_new.asp?ID=1754



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