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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
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Wild Azalea, Piedmont Azalea, Pinxter Azalea
|Size:||10-15 ft tall by 10-15 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous; blooms in mid-spring. Life span approx. 50 yrs. (Nelson 2003).|
|Habitats:||Upland hardwood forests, flatwoods, by swamps, bluffs, slope forests, secondary woods.|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen plant, thicket, or natural background plantings.|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
Attracts pollinators, especially bumble bees.