CRCCD – Pinxterbloom Azalea

SKU: CRCCD-PBA Category:


Azalea periclymenoides


Soil:  Moist, Rich, Acidic, Well-drained
Moisture:  Average to Wet
Light:  Part Sun
Plant Height:  up to 6 feet (occasionally to 15’)
Plant Width:  4 to 7 feet
Pests: Aphids, white flies, and others
Landscape Value:  Great for mass plantings in shrub borders, woodland gardens, shade gardens, and naturalized areas. Makes a good foundation planting or hedge.  Good as a specimen in butterfly gardens.

A much-branched deciduous shrub with large, terminal clusters of fragrant, pink or white, tubular flowers that bloom in spring before leaves are fully expanded.  Medium green leaves turn yellow in the fall.  Chlorosis (yellowing of leaves while veins remain green) is common if soils are not sufficiently acidic.  Good drainage is essential.  In areas with poor drainage, root rot is inevitable.  Best grown in dappled shade or in areas with afternoon shade to prevent leaf scorch from hot afternoon sun.  Root system is shallow and benefits from mulch to retain moisture and stabilize soil temperature.  Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.  Tolerates dryish, sandy, and rocky soils.  Intolerant of clay soils.

2 gallon pot