Rhododendron prinophyllum

Roseshell Azalea

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Description

This North American native is a deciduous shrub that can grow to 8’ with a similar spread. It blooms in late April to early May with clear pink flower clusters. In the fall, its leaves turn bronze. Like all rhododendrons, it prefers well-drained, fertile, acidic soil in partial shade.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Round
Exposure
Partial Shade
Bloom Time
March - April, May - June
Bloom Color
Pink
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Native to Midwest
Plant Type
Shrub
Hardiness Zone
3 - 8