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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Rhododendron austrinum [= Azalea austrinum]

Florida Flame Azalea, Orange Azalea

Scientific Name:

Rhododendron austrinum [= Azalea austrinum]

Genus:

Rhododendron

Species Epithet:

austrinum

Common Name:

Florida Flame Azalea, Orange Azalea

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Size:

6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Orange, Yellow

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

March, April

Habitat Description:

Hammocks, bluffs, floodplain forests. Not native to NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

(*Key)

Global Rank:

G3 - Vulnerable (*Key)

State Status:

(*Key)

Notes:

Fragrant.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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