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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Rhododendron flammeumm [= Rhododendron speciosum]

Oconee Azalea, Piedmont Azalea

Scientific Name:

Rhododendron flammeumm [= Rhododendron speciosum]

Genus:

Rhododendron

Species Epithet:

flammeum

Common Name:

Oconee Azalea, Piedmont Azalea

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

3-6 ft., 6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Orange, Yellow

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April

Habitat Description:

Sandhills, upland forests on slopes, ridges, stream bluffs. Endemic to and rare in SC and GA.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Global Rank:

G3 - Vulnerable (*Key)

Notes:

Flowers not very fragrant.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/rhododendron-flammeum/

https://www.rhododendron.org/descriptionS_new.asp?ID=222



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