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Scientific Name: Rhododendron 'Red Bird'
Family: Ericaceae
Azalea (Rhododendron  'Red Bird') Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 8b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 15F ( -10C)

Heat Tolerance: Poor in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Morning sun

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub, up to 4 feet tall, 4 feet in spread (1.2 x 1.2 m)

Watering Needs: Regular to abundant water


Azaleas need a soil that is acid, reach in organic matters. In areas with alkaline soil (like in Phoenix), the best way is to plant them in raised beds.

Blooming Habits:
Red ruffled flowers in mid spring.

Fruiting Habits:

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