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PlantFiles: 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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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
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Seed Collecting:
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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

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

Positive carolynkelsea On Apr 5, 2003, carolynkelsea wrote:

I love the color!


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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