Rhododendron, Azalea 'Rosebud'

Rhododendron

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

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Regional

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

Ellenton, Florida

Athens, Georgia

Louisville, Kentucky

Wiscasset, Maine

Valley Lee, Maryland

Turners Falls, Massachusetts

Royal Oak, Michigan

Ellisville, Mississippi

Mooresville, North Carolina

Warren, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Pottstown, Pennsylvania

West Grove, Pennsylvania

Conway, South Carolina

Oakton, Virginia

Reston, Virginia

Anacortes, Washington

East Port Orchard, Washington

Woodinville, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

5
positives
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 24, 2017, PixilationZone from West Grove, PA wrote:

Stunningly beautiful azalea, abundantly producing gorgeous little pink rose-like booms, with little TLC from me. I have about 12 of these Rosebud Azaleas, in various spots from part sun to nearly full shade and most of them have done well. The ones getting the most sun have grown largest and flower most profusely, but even the ones in shade mange a half decent display of blooms, though the shrub remains small and less full.

My soil is generally acidic, but even the ones planted along a gravel path, which I believe causes the soil to be more alkaline, have done well, unlike a few of the other azaleas I've tried there. I've never fertilized any of them. Though, after at least 8 years of service from them, I feel it may be time to give them a helping hand and add some compost.<... read more

Positive

On Jan 5, 2009, claypa from West Pottsgrove, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

A Gable hybrid. Lighter green foliage than most azaleas. One here is probably thirty years old and five feet high. Flowers mid to late season. It's growing in almost full sun, and lacebugs are a problem.

Positive

On May 4, 2006, pigpuss from Ellisville, MS wrote:

HERE IN THE DEEP SOUTH, THESE AZALEAS ARE PERFECT. THEY BLOOM PROFUSLY AND BEAUTIFULLY. SOMETIMES, IF WE HAVE AN UNUSUALLY STORMY SPRING, THE BLOOMS BECOME TATTERED; OTHER THAN THAT, AZALEAS ANNOUNCE "SPRINGTIME" FOR US.

Positive

On May 4, 2006, sdagutis from Oakton, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

They're great azaleas, but bloom later than most. Remember that when you're adding them to a mixed azalea bed.

Positive

On Jun 19, 2005, Tjsangel from Warren, OH wrote:

I love this azalea! The pink flowers really do look like little roses. Evergreen, blooms profusely and loves moist soil. Fertilize with azalea food in spring. Deserves a special place in your landscape.

Neutral

On May 6, 2004, raisedbedbob from Walkerton, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Reliable bloomer when rain is abundant. In dry conditions, buds do not open fully. Bloom drop is not clean.

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