Rhododendron, Belgian Indica Azalea 'California Sunset'

Rhododendron

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: California Sunset
Additional cultivar information:(aka Haerens Saumoneus)
Hybridized by Haerens
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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:

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Corona, California

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 7, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

A lovely two-tone Belgian Azalea. I grow it as a house plant, keeping it outside all summer then bringing it in before the first hard frost. The plant is kept cool (50 F) for the winter and then it blooms consistently in March-April.

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