Approximately 800 species of Rhododendron are native to Asia, Europe and North America.
azalea is a large evergreen shrub, to ten feet tall. Spring flowers are in
shades of white and pink. The flowers attract butterflies and bees. Most
azaleas flower in mass for a few weeks in late winter or early spring. Some
cultivars and hybrids may rebloom during the growing season.
See plants in front of the library along parking lot 2 and around building 51.
Shrubs ranging in size from about five to ten feet tall.
Light: full sun to shade
Water: drought tolerant once established but may require irrigation when grown in the sun, especially during prolonged droughts
Soil: well-drained soil, requires a low pH
Other - flower buds are on the previous year’s growth, prune after flowering
azaleas are easy to grow in northeast Florida
in sun or shade. Leaf yellowing may occur when planted against concrete
(because it raises the pH.)
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