Mollis Azalea
Rhododendron x kosteranum

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

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

Orange

Bright Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

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Patent Information:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Davenport, Iowa

Jackson, Michigan

Circle Pines, Minnesota

Brookhaven, Pennsylvania

North Sultan, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 5, 2011, mooonie from Circle Pines, MN wrote:

One of the first U of MN cultivars sustainable in our harsh MN climates.
Mollis predates Azalea-Lights series by many years.
Mollis can also grow to 6'-8' in correct environment.
Can also be started by using a rooting hormone easily enough.
A friend has done many of his by seed.
This marvelous azalea isn't well known and hard to find.
When it blooms...it comes out a soft salmon color. As the bloom ages the color starts to scream a deep bright salmon. Breath-taking.