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Rhododendron prinophyllum (Roseshell Azalea)

Roseshell Azalea, Early Azalea, Woolly Azalea, Rhododendron roseum, Azalea prinophylla, Rhododendron nudiflorum var. roseum, Midseason Azalea, Deciduous Azalea


Prized for its delightful fragrance and stunning floral display, Rhododendron prinophyllum (Roseshell Azalea) is a vigorous and showy deciduous Azalea. In mid to late spring, abundant funnel-shaped, rose pink flowers, 1-2 in. wide (2-5 cm), with elegantly protruding stamens, appear in large clusters of 4-12 blossoms, before or at the time of the emergence of the leaves. The foliage of elliptic, smooth, blue-green deciduous leaves turns attractive shades of purple in fall. Rich of a strong cinnamon to clove fragrance, this Azalea is exceptionally cold hardy and can withstand temperatures as low as -25ºF (-32ºC). A terrific landscape plant for northeastern gardens, this azalea has a marked tolerance to high pH. 

Rhododendron prinophyllum is a native azalea that can be found from southwestern Quebec, through New England and northern Ohio, to the Appalacian Mountains at the higher elevations. 

  • This multi-stemmed shrub, with attractive, ascending branches forms an upright rounded shrub and grows up to 3-8 ft. tall and wide (90-240 cm). 
  • Winner of the Rhododendron of the Year Award of the American Rhododendron Society for the South Central region.
  • A part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist, acidic, humusywell-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.
  • Perfect for shrub borders or mixed borders, as a flowering hedge or privacy screen, foundation plantings and shade gardens
  • Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and birds
  • Removing spent flowers promotes new growth.
  • All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 3 – 9
Climate Zones 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 8' (90cm – 240cm)
Spread 3' – 8' (90cm – 240cm)
Spacing 36" – 96" (90cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Northeast, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 3 – 9
Climate Zones 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 8' (90cm – 240cm)
Spread 3' – 8' (90cm – 240cm)
Spacing 36" – 96" (90cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Northeast, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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