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Dancing Rabbit Native Azalea - Aromi Rhododendron hybrid - 3 Gallon Pot

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Dancing Rabbit Native Azalea
Rhododendron aromi hybrid  'Dancing Rabbit'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Rhododendron variety is not reliably winter hardy, you can enjoy it in containers that can be moved indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.

Special Attributes

With gorgeous flowers that light up and fill the garden with a wonderful spicy aroma, the Dancing Rabbit Native Azalea is an Aromi hybrid that produces abundant clusters of orange to red buds in early spring that open to exquisite, large, spicy-sweet scented flowers with ruffled, multi-color petals in shades of bright yellow, gold, and orange. Heat and humidity tolerance, vigor, fragrance, and unique color all come together for an absolutely stunning color display and delicious aroma in the spring garden!

Dancing Rabbit is one of many Aromi Hybrid deciduous rhododendron selections developed by Dr. Aromi. In hopes that they might be enjoyed throughout a much broader range of the US, and especially for the hot and humid climate of the South, Dr. Aromi used native species as well as hybrids in breeding to develop this heat tolerant series with the same if not improved colors, vigor, and fragrance of our native deciduous azalea species. Though the Aromi's are cross hybrids and technically not "full-blooded" North American natives, to keep things simple we list them in our Native Azalea category.

Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 6 to 8 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide, Dancing Rabbit Azalea is ideal for use as a specimen or in groupings in woodland borders or other areas of the landscape that provide moist but well-drained soils rich in organic matter. A fine selection for fragrance gardens, Azalea gardens, woodland gardens, pink theme gardens, and cottage gardens. 

Spacing:  We do not suggest planting this beauty as a hedge however, if used in a solid row space at 4 to 5 feet apart; 10 feet or more for space between plants

Cultural Preferences

Dancing Rabbit Deciduous Azalea is very easy to grow in moist but well-drained soil of average to high fertility. Dancing Rabbit performs well in full sun in the northern USDA Zones where it grows but will appreciate some shade or filtered sun in the afternoon in the deep South. Some suggest full sun tolerance throughout the zones where it is listed hardy, however, we always like to play it safe so as mentioned a break from direct afternoon sun in hotter climates. Once established plants are quite drought tolerant, requiring supplemental water only during prolonged periods of dry summer weather. Native azaleas are very low-maintenance, requiring little if any pruning. That said, occasionally we might prune a stray branch that is spoiling the natural form of the plant.

Helpful Articles

Click on the link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for native azaleas.

Plant Details 

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub or Small Tree
Height at Maturity:  6-8'
Width at Maturity:  4-6'
Flower Color:  Yellow, Gold, Orange
Flower Size:  Large, 3-4" 
Flowering Period:  Early to Mid-Spring
Flower Type:  Single, Trumpet-shape
Fragrant Flowers:  Yes!
Foliage Color:  Medium Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Part to Mostly Shade, Dappled Shade, Morning Sun with Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun, Full Sun (See Cultural Preferences above)
Water Needs:  Average, Lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  4.5 - 6.5 (Acid to Slightly Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Heat, Humidity, Insect, Shade

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