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PlantFiles: Azalea
Rhododendron 'Fireball'

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Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Fireball
Additional cultivar information: (Knap Hill hybrid)
Hybridized by Waterer

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
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:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Red-Orange

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous
Good Fall Color

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

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Todd_Boland On Mar 3, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

In my experience, the flower truss is somewhat small on this azalea, but the intense red-orange flowers are a knockout! Lovely purple-red fall colour as well.

Regional...

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

Knoxville, Illinois
Charlotte, North Carolina
Bulls Gap, Tennessee



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