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Deciduous azalea

Rhododendron austrinum

Rhododendron austrinum, the Florida flame azalea, is a deciduous azalea that produces clusters of yellow to orange, sweetly fragrant flowers in May. Though native to the Florida Panhandle, southern Alabama, and southeastern Mississippi, Rhododendron austrinum has proven itself here in Northeast Ohio, blooming after 24 F in 2015. Like most rhododendrons, it prefers acidic, well-drained soils, but this one can take a bit more sun and heat. 

Bloom Time: Summer

Bloom Color: Orange, Yellow

Soil: Acidic

Moisture Needs: Well-Drained

Size: Large

Value: Native

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