Pink Azalea

Scientific Name: Rhododendron periclymenoides (Michx.) Shinners

Classification: Plantae/ Tracheobionta / Spermatophyta / Magnoliophyta / Magnoliopsida / Dilleniidae / Ericales / Ericaceae / Rhododendron L./ Rhododendron periclymenoides (Michx.) Shinners

Pink Azalea
General Information
Usda SymbolRHPE4
Life CyclePerennial
Growth HabitsShrub
Native LocationsRHPE4

Plant Guide

Use soil moisture sensors to measure the soil moisture of Pink Azalea.

Plant Traits

Growth Requirements

Temperature, Minimum (°F)-18
Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceMedium
CaCO3 ToleranceNone
Cold Stratification RequiredYes
Drought ToleranceMedium
Fertility RequirementMedium
Fire ToleranceHigh
Frost Free Days, Minimum190
Hedge ToleranceMedium
Moisture UseLow
pH, Maximum5.5
pH, Minimum4.3
Planting Density per Acre, Maxim1700
Planting Density per Acre, Minim1200
Precipitation, Maximum50
Precipitation, Minimum36
Root Depth, Minimum (inches)8
Salinity ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceTolerant


Resprout AbilityYes
Shape and OrientationErect
Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
C:N RatioHigh
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Fire ResistantNo
Flower ColorPurple
Flower ConspicuousYes
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerModerate
Foliage Porosity WinterModerate
Foliage TextureMedium
Fruit/Seed ConspicuousNo
Nitrogen FixationNone
Low Growing GrassNo
Leaf RetentionNo
Known AllelopathNo
Height, Mature (feet)10.0
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (fee4
Growth RateModerate
Growth FormMultiple Stem
Fruit/Seed ColorBrown


Vegetative Spread RateNone
Small GrainNo
Seedling VigorLow
Fruit/Seed Period BeginSpring
Seed Spread RateSlow
Propagated by TubersNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by CuttingsYes
Propagated by ContainerYes
Propagated by BulbNo
Propagated by Bare RootYes
Fruit/Seed PersistenceNo
Fruit/Seed Period EndSummer
Fruit/Seed AbundanceLow
Commercial AvailabilityContracting Only
Bloom PeriodMid Spring
Propagated by CormNo


Veneer ProductNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Post ProductNo
Palatable HumanNo
Palatable Graze AnimalLow
Palatable Browse AnimalLow
Nursery Stock ProductYes
Naval Store ProductNo
Lumber ProductNo
Fodder ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Berry/Nut/Seed ProductNo

Pink Azalea

Pink Azalea

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