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Rhododendron periclymenoidesRhododendron periclymenoides

pinxterbloom, pink azalea, pinxterbloom azalea

Photograph(s) by*: RHW


Height: 3-10'
Spread: 6-12'
Flowers: Apr.-May; pink, purple, white
Fruit: Aug.-Mar.; brown; capsule
Fall color: dull yellow

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Dry Moist Wet
Soil pH: 4.5-5.5
Soil type: Loamy


moist to dry rocky or sandy woods, low swampy areas, limestone cliffs, rich cove forests; thin soils over bedrock

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD


Butterfly Songbird Small mammal *


will tolerate thin soils over bedrock; open, airy quality; susceptible to disease and insects

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004