Common Name: Florida Flame Azalea
Botanical Name: Rhododendron austrinum
Location: Art Trail, North Lawn
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.