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'FLAME' Azalea' Native Azalea (Rhododenron calendulaceum)

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'Flame Azalea' is an upright, woody, deciduous shrub that typically matures to 4 to 8 feet tall (infrequently to 10 to 15 feet tall) and 8 to 10 feet wide. It is native primarily to woodland slopes and mountain balds in the Appalachian Mountains from Pennsylvania to Georgia. This species is an important parent of many deciduous azalea hybrids. The common name of 'Flame Azalea' is in reference to the purported resemblance of the upright flower buds to candle flames.

The fiery red-orange nectar rich flowers appear from late-spring to mid-summer and attract pollinators.  The thin, gray-brown bark is showy and adds winter interest in the garden with its finely shredded appearance. Slow to establish, this plant is ideal to add some bright, warm spring color in a woodland or naturalized landscape. Use it as a specimen or plant it in groups for a shrub border or even as a hedge.  Add it to a pollinator garden where it will attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Very useful as an under-story shrub.

Zones 5-7

Available in 3-gallon pot.