Rhododendron prunifolium (Small) Millais
Ericaceae (Heath Family)
Synonym(s): Azalea prunifolia
USDA Symbol: RHPR2
Plum-leaf azalea grows 8-20 ft. high and produces 4- to 5-flowered clusters of orange-red to red, funnel-shaped flowers with protruding stamens. Distinctly shiny, dark-green foliage.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Orange
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AL , GA
Native Distribution: S.e. AL & s.w. GA
Native Habitat: Sandy ravines along stream banks
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Moist, well-drained soil.
Conditions Comments: Good cultural practices reduce the incidence of disease and insect damage.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Combine seeds loosely with sphagnum moss and sprinkle lightly over a 2:1 perlite/peat mixture. Optimum temperatures for germination are 45-50 degrees. Transplant seedlings to acid soil with a high content of organic matter. Cultivated evergreen azaleas
Seed Treatment: No pretreatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery - Orefield, PA
ArcheWild Native Nurseries - Quakertown, PA
Yellow Springs Farm Native Plant Nursery - Chester Springs , PA
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
BibliographyBibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Rhododendron prunifolium in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rhododendron prunifolium in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rhododendron prunifolium
MetadataRecord Modified: 2015-08-14
Research By: TWC Staff