Rhododendron prunifolium
Common name: 
Plumleaf Azalea
Pronunciation: 
rho-do-DEN-dron pru-ni-FO-li-um
Family: 
Ericaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous shrub, 4 ft (1.2 m) in 10 years, grows to 15 ft (4.5 m) or more, upright, spreading, rounded topped when mature.  Leaves alternate, simple, 3-11 cm long, elliptic, mid-green, glabrous (without hairs).  Flowers in clusters of 4-5, orange-red to red, funnel shaped, 2-2,5 cm long, with 5 stamens 5-6.5 cm long.
  • -15°F, very late (July-August), quality rating 4/3/3-4 [flower / plant & foliage / performance; scale 1 (poor) - 5 (best)].  Part shade in warm, southern regions, or full sun in the north.
  • Native to southwestern Georgia and eastern Alabama.  Several cultivars have been selected.
  • prunifolium: Prunus-leaved (e.g., plum-leaved), folium leaved (Latin).
  • Federal Way, Washington: Rhododendron Species and Botanic Garden
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