Pinxterbloom Azalea (Rhododendrum periclymenoides)
Originally uploaded by donnallong
Common name: Pinxterbloom Azalea or Pinxter flower
Scientific name: Rhododendrum periclymenoides Also listed as Rhododendrum nudiflorum
Family name: Ericaceae
Host plant to: unknown
Native range: All over Pennsylvania, Vermont to Massachusetts down to South Carolina and Tennessee
Habitat: Common in dry woods, thickets and stream banks
Height: 3 to 8 feet tall
Light needed: sun to partial shade
Hardiness zones: 4 to 8
Bloom period: spring
Bloom color: light to dark pink
Growing Tips: Likes moist, acid soil. This plant would work well in a woodland garden or shady area.
Description: a beautiful native azalea with a faint scent. It is my favorite native azalea.
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