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Rhododendron periclymenoides (Pinxterbloom Azalea)

Pink Azalea, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Pinxterflower, Azalea nudiflora, Rhododendron nudiflorum, Rhododendron nudiflorum var. glandiferum, Rhododendron periclymenoides var. eglandulosum, Deciduous Azalea


Prized for its delicate floral display, Rhododendron periclymenoides (Pinxterbloom Azalea) is a dense, bushy, deciduous shrub with picturesque, horizontal branches. In early to late spring, profuse funnel-shaped, pink or white flowers, 1.5 in. wide (4 cm), with elegantly protruding stamens, appear in large clusters of 6-12 blossoms, before the leaves emerge. Slightly fragrant, they attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The foliage of elliptic, smooth, dark green leaves turns dull yellow in fall. Native to the eastern United States, Pinxterbloom Azalea can be found in moist woods or swamp margins from Massachusetts to North Carolina and Ohio. It is a fine choice for shrub borders, rain gardens, and for massing and naturalizing.

  • Grows up to 3-6 ft. tall (90-180 cm) and 4-7 ft. wide (120-210 cm).
  • A part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist, acidic, humusy, well-drained soils. Tolerant of sun in cool summer climates. Tolerates dry, sandy or rocky 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.
  • Perfect for shrub borders or mixed borders, as a flowering hedge or privacy screen, foundation plantings and shade gardens.
  • Pinxterbloom Azalea has better resistance to pests and diseases than many of the hybrid azaleas commercially available. Keep an eye out for canker, crown rot, root rot, leaf spot, rust, powdery mildew, aphids, borers, lacebugs, leafhoppers, mealybugs, mites, nematodes, scale, thrips and whiteflies. 
  • Remove spent flower clusters immediately after flowering.
  • All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
  • Native to the eastern United States.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spread 4' – 7' (120cm – 210cm)
Spacing 48" – 84" (120cm – 210cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Ohio, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Southeast, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spread 4' – 7' (120cm – 210cm)
Spacing 48" – 84" (120cm – 210cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Ohio, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Southeast, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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