About Azaleas and Rhododendrons

About Azaleas and Rhododendrons

Someone had a question about a bush they wanted identified yesterday and it turned out to be an azalea. Various people mentioned wanting one and wanting to know if it would grow where they are. Here's a tiny bit of quick information for those folks who are interested: As long as you have acid soil (or soil you can acidify) and plentiful rain (or the means to water regularly), there's a member of the azalea/rhododendron family for you. The rhodie family includes tropical species that sometimes become tree-size all the way to plants that can withstand -40 degrees F or less. All you have to do is decide which hardiness zone you are in, what size plant will best suit you, and the color of the flowers, of course. Some members of the family even like lots of sun while other members prefer it shady. Flower colors include: white, pink, red, yellow, orange, purple or a mix of colors. Flowering times are usually in the spring but the folks in zone 7 and up, can grow the Encore azaleas which flower in spring and again in fall. We northern gardeners have a choice of rhodies that usually bloom in spring, but there are some new hybrids that bloom in late spring or early summer. Hope this information helps somebody. :)
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