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Common Name: Florida Flame Azalea

Botanical Name: Rhododendron austrinum

Family: Ericaceae

Location: Art Trail, North Lawn

Zone: 6-9

Height: 6-10’

Spread: 4-6’

Bloom Time: April, May

Bloom Description: Dense clusters of peach, orange, and yellow flowers appear near the tops of this medium-sized shrub. The flowers are tubular with elongated stamens emerging from the centers.

Garden Uses: Florida Flame Azalea is best when used in a mixed, native garden and allowed to naturalize an area. You can also group them in a large shrub border near the home with native perennials in the foreground. Part sun with acidic, well-drained soil will benefit this early bloomer.

Wildlife Benefits: Used as a source of nectar for hummingbirds and butterflies.

Leaf Type: Dark green, elliptical leaves emerge after flowering.