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Rhododendron alabamense (Alabama Azalea)

Alabama Azalea, Azalea alabamensis, Midseason Azalea


Rhododendron alabamense (Alabama Azalea) is a refined, rounded, deciduous Azalea boasting a profusion of lemon-scented white flowers with a prominent yellow blotch on their upper petals. Blooming before or with the leaves in mid to late spring, the funnel-shaped flowers are adorned with elegantly protruding stamens. They bloom in clusters of 6-10 and contrast beautifully with the deciduous foliage of simple, dark green leaves. Native to the southeastern United States, Alabama Azalea occurs naturally in hardwood forests, on slopes, along ridges, and on hill sides. Attractive, heat, humidity and somewhat drought tolerant, Alabama Azalea spreads by underground runners to form a charming colony over time. Great when planted en masse, in a naturalized setting. Also a valuable addition alongside walking paths where its enticingly sweet fragrance can be enjoyed.

  • Grows up to 4-6 ft. tall and wide (120-180 cm).
  • Performs best in part shade in moist, acidic, humus-rich, well-drained soils. Plant shallowly in a location protected from strong winter winds. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers. Mulch annually with leaf mould to retain moisture, control weeds, and cool the soil. Tolerates heat and humidity.
  • Perfect for shrub borders, cottage gardens, woodland gardens.
  • Keep an eye out for aphids, caterpillars, leafhoppers, vine weevil, powdery mildew, rhododendron bud blast, rhododendron petal blight, silver leaf.
  • Removing spent flowers promotes new growth.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings, grafting, layering.
  • All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
  • Native to the southeastern United States.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 8
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 48" – 72" (120cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Southeast, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 8
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 48" – 72" (120cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Southeast, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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