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Elsie Lee Azalea

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Elsie Lee Azalea
Rhododendron  'Elsie Lee'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-8b   Find Your Zone >

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5a, where this Azalea variety is not winter hardy outdoors, you can enjoy growing it in containers that can be moved indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes
 
‘Elsie Lee' is a wonderful old fashion lower growing hybrid azalea that produces a profusion of 2.5 inch semi-double ruffled lavender flowers that nearly cover the attractive bright green foliage in mid to late spring. Elsie Lee is an excellent choice for as far north as USDA Zone 5a where many other azaleas will not survive. 



Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing to about 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide, Elsie Azalea is a perfect choice for groupings, mass plantings, low hedges or an accent in partially shaded landscape borders, woodland gardens, and home foundation plantings. Butterflies love the flowers, and blooming branches serve very well for cutting to create stunning indoor floral arrangements.

Spacing:  2.5-3' for solid hedges;  5'+ for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Evergreen Azaleas are easy to grow when planted right and in the right spot. They prefer a moist but well-drained and acidic soil that is rich in organic matter and part sun. Morning sun with afternoon shade or filtered sun is ideal. Moderate drought tolerance when established.



Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to get helpful Azalea planting and care advice from our experts.




Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-8b   Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub 
Height at Maturity:  3-4'
Width at Maturity:  3-4'
Spacing:  2.5-3' for solid hedges;  5'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Dense, Mounding, Rounded 
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  Pinkish Lavender
Flower Size:  2.5"
Flowering Period:  Mid to Late Spring
Flower Type:  Single
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Bright Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Sun Needs:  Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun or Dappled Shade
Water Needs:  Average, lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sandy (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  5.0 - 6.5 (Acid to Slightly Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low, Average
Attracts:  Butterflies, Visual Attention
Resistances:  Rabbit



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