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PlantFiles: Alpine Azalea
Loiseleuria procumbens

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Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Loiseleuria (loy-sel-LEW-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: procumbens (pro-KUM-benz) (Info)

Synonym:Kalmia procumbens

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Shrubs

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 1: below -45.6 C (-55 F)
USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)
USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
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)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Todd_Boland On Mar 23, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Alpine azalea is an exquisite alpine shrub that is native to exposed hilltops and mountians of Newfoundland. The flowers are extremely small but very attractive. It makes a perfect rock garden subject but is very challenging to grow as it does not like to overheat. Foliage turns purplish in winter.

Regional...

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

Anchorage, Alaska
Nome, Alaska
Seward, Alaska



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