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Florida Flame Native Azalea - Rhododendron austrinum - 3 Gallon Pot
Florida Flame is one of the most heat and humidity tolerant of all the deciduous Rhododenrons. For several weeks in early spring, it dominates the landscape with its breathtakingly brilliant golden blossoms. Abundant radially symmetric clusters of reddish buds open to golden-yellow trumpets, often blushed red or peach at the base. Get all the details below!

Florida Flame Native Azalea - Rhododendron austrinum - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT

Florida Flame Native Azalea
Rhododendron austrinum  'Florida Flame'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-10b  Find Your Zone 

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Rhododendron variety is not 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

Florida Flame is one of the most heat and humidity tolerant of all the deciduous Rhododenrons. For several weeks in early spring, it dominates the landscape with its breathtakingly brilliant golden blossoms. Abundant radially symmetric clusters of reddish buds open to golden-yellow trumpets, often blushed red or peach at the base. The pistil and red stamens extend about 1 inch beyond the mouth in a graceful upward curve. The flowers produce a delightful honeysuckle-like fragrance that is enjoyed by butterflies, hummingbirds and humans alike. Very lustrous dark green leaves turn orange-bronze in fall. The handsome leaves are exceptionally mildew free. 



Landscape & Garden Uses

With an upright rounded irregular form 6 to 8 tall and 5 to 6 feet wide, the Florida Flame Native Azalea is perfect for use a specimen or in clusters in woodland borders or other shady to partially shaded areas. as this native azalea grows taller lower branches can be removed to form a highly attractive small specimen tree for use in home foundation plantings or landscape borders. Also useful in pots, planters and other containers. A fine addition to azalea gardens, orange or yellow theme gardens, native plant gardens and cottage gardens. 

Suggested Spacing:  We do not recommend as a hedge. Space 10 feet or more for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Florida Flame Native Azalea is very easy to grow. It prefers moist but well-drained humus rich soil and dappled shade or morning sun with afternoon shade. Once established it is 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-10b  Find Your Zone 
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity:  6-8'
Width at Maturity:  5-6'
Flower Color:  Bright Golden Yellow with Orange tints and Red buds
Flower Size:  Medium, 1.5-2" long
Flowering Period:  Early Spring
Flower Type:  Single, Trumpet-shape
Fragrant Flowers:  Yes
Foliage Color:  Medium Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Shade or Mostly Shade, Dappled Shade, Morning Sun with Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun, 
Water Needs:  Average, Lower when established, Water often during drought
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  4.5 - 6.0 (Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Heat, Humidity, Insect, Shade



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