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PlantFiles: Alabama Azalea
Rhododendron alabamense

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Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: alabamense (al-uh-bam-EN-see) (Info)

Synonym:Rhododendron alabamensis

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Flowers are fragrant

Patent Information:
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Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive killdawabbit On Mar 29, 2012, killdawabbit from Christiana, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

This azalea is blooming now, 3-29-12. (Very mild winter here.) Very nice. I haven't seen this color before in the rhodies I'm growing.
Also takes Tennessee heat well.

Positive chitwoodstock On Apr 28, 2004, chitwoodstock from Camden, AR wrote:

I was lucky enough to see this beautiful plant growing well in a Nature Preserve in Central Louisiana. I thought it smelled like "ananya" with a lemony overtone. Beautiful yellow splash in the center of a white bloom.

Neutral smiln32 On Aug 4, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

The Alabama Azalea flower is typically white with a bright yellow blotch, but is sometimes flushed with pink. The attractive lemon fragrance is most distinctive. It blooms mid to late April on plants growing from three to ten feet in height. (per Lazy K Nursery, Inc.)

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Kimberly, Alabama
New Market, Alabama
Tampa, Florida
Marietta, Georgia
Ashley, Pennsylvania
Conway, South Carolina
Christiana, Tennessee



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