Rhododendron austrinum

orange azalea, Florida azalea


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-10 ft    Width: 3-8 ft
Flower Color: flower color      orange
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Specimen plant. Can form large patches if allowed to do so.
Availability: Big box stores, Quality nurseries, Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Specialty providers, Seed, Friends
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Attracts pollinators including hummingbirds.
Native Habitats: Slope forest, upland mixed forest, upland hardwood forest, bottomland forest. Rare.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: