viernes, 1 de enero de 2010

Azaleas Bloom Times

  • Bloom times

    American Native Azaleas (in order of bloom)
  • Hoary Azalea Rhododendron canescens March 25-April 25, pink to white, most common species
  • Florida Azalea* Rhododendron austrinum March 25-April 25, yellow to orange, fragrant, native to GA, AL, FL
  • Pinkshell Azalea* Rhododendron vaseyi April 5-22, pink to white, upper Piedmont & mountains [[Ed. note: 3-4 weeks later in the mountains]
  • Oconee Azalea Rhododendron flammeum April 15-May 15, orange to red, withstands heat, drought
  • Alabama Azalea* Rhododendron alabamense April 22- May 15, white, blooms before leaves
  • Coast Azalea Rhododendron atlanticum April 22-May 11, white to pink, midlands-coast, spreads
  • Pinxterflower Rhododendron periclymenoides April 22-May 16, pink to white, does well statewide
  • May White Rhododendron eastmanii Mid-May, white, yellow blotch, fragrant, blooms after leaves [Ed. note: A new species, named and documented by Kathleen Kron and Mike Creel, 1999]
  • Red Hills Azalea* Rhododendron colemanii (402 KB PDF) Early to Mid-May, white or pink, rarely yellow, yellow blotch or not, fragrant, blooms after leaves
  • Roseshell Azalea* Rhododendron prinophyllum May, suitable only for high altitudes
  • Swamp Azalea Rhododendron viscosum May 16-June 16, white, fragrant, likes wet sites
  • Flame Azalea Rhododendron calendulaceum May 28-June 25, orange to red, Piedmont & mountains
  • Cumberland Azalea* Rhododendron cumberlandense June-July, orange-red, upper Piedmont & mountains, cool
  • Sweet Azalea Rhododendron arborescens June 15-Aug 15, white, fragrant, very smooth all over
  • Plumleaf Azalea* Rhododendron prunifolium June 25-Sept. 10, red to orange, smooth foliage, Georgia native
  • Hammocksweet Azalea Rhododendron viscosum var. serrulatum July 12-Aug 30, white, fragrant, often forms colonies