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Azalea / Duc de Rohan
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Azalea / Duc de Rohan

Latin Name:

Rhododendron periclymenoides

Plant Type:

Perennial

Description:

Azaleas are flowering shrubs in the Rhododendron family. Rhododendron periclymenoides (from the Greek for “like honeysuckle”) is a deciduous azalea shrub that displays groups of slightly fragrant pink and white funnel-shaped flowers notable for their five gracefully curving stamens.

Formerly known as Rhododendron nudiflorum, this azalea’s common name is Pinxterbloom, from the Dutch for “Pentecost,” the seventh Sunday after Easter. The Pinxterbloom is showiest in spring, but is beautiful year round. This shrub grows up to 6 feet tall or even higher, and is very dense and bushy, making it suitable for garden borders.

The Pinxterbloom azalea prefers a woodsy soil, organically rich and moist but very well drained. However, it can tolerate drier and rockier soils. Acidity is essential. Root rot will occur with poor drainage, so consider raised beds or plantings if in a clayey region. Dappled or partial sun is best, and also high and open shade.
The Pinxterbloom is native to the U.S. and more resistant to insects and diseases than most azalea hybrids. If transplanting, Pinxterbloom plants should be 16 to 18 inches. Provide a planting bed only as deep as the root ball. The top of the root ball should be level with or just above ground level. Avoid fertilizing until the azalea is established.New azaleas are a bit finicky in that watering is essential but they dislike wet soil. Raised beds can assist with this, as can alternative watering methods such as soaker hoses or drip irrigation. These measures will help the Pinxterbloom’s shallow roots acquire the oxygen necessary to keep it healthy.

Uses:

borders, woodland and shade, hedge, foundation plant

Foliage:

Yes

Flowering:

Yes

Fragrant:

Yes

Lighting Needs:

Partial Sun to Full Shade

Soil Type:

Prefers acidic, rich, moist, well drained, but tolerates dry, sandy, and rocky

Toxicity:

Species of this Genus can be harmful to pets.

Flower Color:

White, Pink

Growth Rate:

Slow

Hardiness Zones:

4,5,6,7,8,9

Height:

36 to 72

Width:

48 to 84

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