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Rhododendron prunifolium

2016/8/11 14:13:14
Plumleaf azalea (Rhododendron prunifolium) roe-doe-DEN-dron prew-nih-FOE-lee-um Genus: Rhododendron This late-flowering azalea has bright red flowers over crisp green leaves in summer to autumn. Noteworthy Characteristics: Takes heat with a smile. Care: Provide full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained, humusy, acidic soil.   Propagation: Root semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or autumn. Layer in autumn. Problems: Vine weevil, whitefly, leafhoppers, lacebugs, scale, caterpillars, aphids. Powdery mildew, rust, bud blast, leaf gall, petal blight, root rot, and chlorosis (due to insufficient soil acid).

Overview

Height 15 ft. to 30 ft. Spread 6 ft. to 10 ft. Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Showy Flowers Bloom Time Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer Flower Color Salmon, Red Style Cottage Garden, Shade, Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Shrubs

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