Hiryu Azalea, Kurume Azalea
Rhododendron x obtusum 'Coral Bells'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: x obtusum
Cultivar: Coral Bells
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Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Regional

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

Wetumpka, Alabama

Holder, Florida

Loganville, Georgia

Slidell, Louisiana

South Easton, Massachusetts

Albemarle, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

Kernersville, North Carolina

Morehead City, North Carolina

Portland, Oregon

Aiken, South Carolina

Clarksville, Tennessee

Dallas, Texas

New Caney, Texas

Mc Lean, Virginia

Newport News, Virginia

Wytheville, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 13, 2009, Gocycle from Slidell, LA wrote:

Extremely hardy! As a result of widespread flooding in my area in 2005, my plants were soaked in brackish waters and neglected for MONTHS after wards. These have still come back like clockwork no matter what....It's like the "Old Faithful" of my garden!

Positive

On Mar 13, 2005, slhindman from Berkeley, CA wrote:

I love the color too. It's glorious!!

Positive

On Apr 5, 2003, carolynkelsea wrote:

I love the color!