PLUMLEAF AZALEA Seeds, FLOWERING TREE
Magnificent red flowers,Can make an excellent bonsai
Looking for a unique and rare addition to your garden? Introducing the Rhododendron prunifolium, also known as the Plumleaf Azalea. This wild azalea is native to Georgia and Alabama, growing naturally along streams. With its stunning apricot or orange-red flowers that bloom in July and August, this deciduous species is a truly gorgeous sight to behold. Its leaves can reach up to five inches in length, and the long stamens add to its overall beauty.
Rhododendron prunifolium is one of the rarest azaleas found in the Eastern United States, and it grows only in a select few counties along the Georgia-Alabama border in the Chattahoochee River Valley. To see this beauty in the wild, visit Providence Canyon, which is one of the most popular places to view the Plumleaf Azalea.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsGermination: requires light for germination, surface sow and keep moist
Other: Sterile soil should be used, care should be taken to not sow the seed too thick
Good fall color if grown in sun and moist soil.
Rhododendrons have very specific requirements, including moist, but well-drained, woodsy, acidic soil (pH 4.5 to 5.5). They must be planted shallowly, as they are surface rooted. Temperate climates with adequate rain are best, although azaleas do well in the Southeast as well. Deadhead carefully. Prefers full sun in the northern U.S. and Canada. Mulch annually with a loose material like pine needles, bark, or chopped oak leaves.