Azalea
Rhododendron 'Fashion'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Fashion
Hybridized by Morrison
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Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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

Regional

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

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Arcadia, Florida

Eustis, Florida

Fernandina Beach, Florida

Dacula, Georgia

Royston, Georgia

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Coushatta, Louisiana

Harvey, Louisiana

Prairieville, Louisiana

Charlotte, North Carolina

Portland, Oregon

Central, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Alice, Texas (2 reports)

Bedford, Texas

League City, Texas

Mc Kinney, Texas

New Caney, Texas

Oakton, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 5, 2008, habitatman wrote:

My family and I live in a rolling sandhill region of oaks, palmetto and native holly southwest of Arcadia, Florida (zone 9B). I planted two fashion salmon azaleas in May, 2008, in a pine bark mulched bed, surrounded by beauty berry, East Palatka Holly and a native ground cover of green eyes (Berlandiera). Although two 35 foot live oaks are within 50 feet of the azaleas, they basically grew in full sun all summer, and bloomed throughout the hot months! They are in full flower now, in early October. This plant has provided a fine display of bright peach/orange. Impressive.

Positive

On Jan 2, 2007, ShelleyME from League City, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant is good if you want a winter flowering azalea. I've had other azaleas before and was surprised to see it still blooming in January. We recently bought a new home and the builders landscaped the front of the house using plants that included this azalea. So, good choice!

Positive

On Apr 21, 2006, sdagutis from Oakton, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Azalea 'Fashion' are evergreen and semi-dwarf. The Fashion Azalea has a salmon-pink colored flower that is 2 inches in diameter. It is a medium sized shrub that reaches up to 6 feet in height with an equal spread. Like all Azaleas, Fashion Azalea does best on an acidic soil.