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Rhododendron hybrid, azalea group ‘Phoeniceum’

Family: Ericaceae

Common name: AZALEA

Synonyms: Azalea phoenicia, Southern indica

Native to: China

Sentiments: emblem of womanhood, fragile and ephemeral passion


Type: shrub

Forms: clumping, erect, open form

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 6.6 feet

Max width: 6.6 feet


magenta/purple, pink, red, secondary color present



new growth distinct


Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, hummingbird

Plant part consumed by birds: nectar

Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: light shade

Propagates by: seed

flowers in spring

Soil acidity: acidic

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zone: zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +20 to +30 °F

Water: regular