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Rhododendron vaseyi (Pink-Shell Azalea)

Pink-shell Azalea


One of the first and most beautiful spring-flowering native azaleas to bloom, Rhododendron vaseyi (Pink-Shell Azalea) is a deciduous, irregular rounded shrub which features trusses of 4 to 8 delicate pink to white, flat-faced flowers on leafless stems, with some prominent spotting in their throat. Blooming in mid-spring, the blossoms appear before the foliage of shiny, dark green leaves emerge. In fall, its foliage turns from bright green to glowing orange and red, igniting the garden with color. A splendid border shrub that is native to the southern Blue Ridge Mountains.

  • Grows up to 10-15 ft. tall (300-450 cm) and 8-10 ft. wide (240-300 cm)
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society, multiple winner of the Rhododendron of the Year Award of the American Rhododendron Society for the Great Lakes, North East and South East Regions
  • A light shade lover, this plant is best grown in moist, acidic, humusywell-drained soils. Plant shallowly. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers. Mulch annually with leaf mould to retain moisture, control weeds, and cool the soil.
  • Perfect for beds and borderscottage gardens, banks and slopes. Great as a flowering hedge or privacy screen too.
  • Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and birds. Rabbit resistant.
  • Removing spent flowers promotes new growth
  • Loves to be sheared often.
  • All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 7
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Fall
Height 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
Spread 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spacing 96" – 120" (240cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Native Plants United States, Northeast, Massachusetts, Southeast, North Carolina
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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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 5 – 7
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Azaleas - Rhododendrons, Rhododendrons - Azaleas
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Fall
Height 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
Spread 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spacing 96" – 120" (240cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Native Plants United States, Northeast, Massachusetts, Southeast, North Carolina
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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