Rhododendron canescens

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Wild Azalea, Piedmont Azalea, Pinxter Azalea


Plant Specifics

Size:10-15 ft tall by 10-15 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink
Fruit Color:Brown
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.
Light: Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
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 hummingbirds.

Attracts pollinators, especially bumble bees.