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Azalea Rhododendron

Growing Azalea: Tips at a Glance

Azalea shrubs fall into two main categories—evergreen and deciduous. Flower colors include red, purple, pink, white, and yellow and will brighten a shady corner in USDA zones 4-9.

  • Type Shrub
  • Lifespan Perennial, 100+ years
  • USDA Zones 4-9
  • Light Shade, filtered sun
  • Companions Ferns, camelias, pieris
  • Best Use Woodland planting
  • Design Tip Brighten dark corner
  • Other Uses Potted topiary
  • Peak Season Spring flowers

Azalea: A Field Guide

The smallest member of the rhododendron family, azalea has thousands of varieties, falling into two main categories—evergreen and deciduous—that can thrive in a wide range of climates.

Every spring azalea bounds forth with a profusion of colorful blooms. But in days past the shrub symbolized caution: Its toxicity was once so well known that to receive an azalea bouquet was a veiled threat of death. Today azalea festivals are held worldwide, celebrating the varied blooms of red, purple, pink, white, and yellow.

Planting, Care & Design of Azaleas

More About Azaleas

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