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Millennium Pink Native Azalea - Rhododendron viscosum - 3 Gallon Pot
Unlike most other native azaleas that bloom in spring, Millenium produces its abundant round clusters of honeysuckle-like flowers in early to mid-summer. While some are calling the flower color red, in our gardens we're seeing it more as a deep pink...maybe we could call it a reddish pink. Each deep pink 5-petaled flower reflexes to form an almost perfect star at the end of the trumpet. Get all the details below!

Millennium Pink Native Azalea - Rhododendron viscosum - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT
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1 $59.97
2+ $55.77

Millenium Pink Native Azalea
Rhododendron viscosum  'Millenium'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-8b (9a?)  Find Your Zone



Special Attributes

With so many fine attributes, where do we start? 

The Flowers. Unlike most other native azaleas that bloom in spring, Millenium produces its abundant round clusters of honeysuckle-like flowers in early to mid-summer. While some are calling the flower color red, in our gardens we're seeing it more as a deep pink...maybe we could call it a reddish pink. Each deep pink 5-petaled flower reflexes to form an almost perfect star at the end of the trumpet. The flowers contrast beautifully against the backdrop of deep blue foliage.

The Foliage. An exceptionally hardy and attractive variety of Rhododendron viscosum, the 'Millenium' Pink Native Azalea, also commonly called Swamp or Honeysuckle Azalea, sports some of the best looking deep blue leaves of any other among the genus, which makes this one worthy of use in every landscape where it will grow (USDA Zones 5a-8b) landscape even if it didn't flower! The handsome blue leaves with striking silver undersides are arrow-shaped and thick and arranged in whorls, which provides a unique look and outstanding contrast and texture in the landscape. 

We're not done...it gets even better.   

While some plants might start to look a little tired in the heat of summer, Millennium's thick blue leaves and deep pink summer flowers stand up to the 90 degree summer heat we have here in north-central Georgia! Millennium is equally as cold hardy, tolerating temperatures to -20F. Because it blooms in summer, hummingbirds and butterflies will flock to the flowers. 

Needless to say, Millennium is one of our favorite native azaleas and we think you'll love it too!




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 4 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide, the Millenium Pink Native Azalea is ideal for use as a specimen in smaller garden spaces or grouped in larger landscapes and woodland borders that provide partial shade, preferably shade or filtered sun in the afternoon. A very nice selection for growing in pots and other containers.

Suggested Spacing:  We do not suggest planting this beauty as a hedge. Space 6 feet or more for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

The Millennium Pink Native Azalea is very easy to grow in moist but well-drained, humus rich soil and dappled shade, filtered sun, 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 growing way outside the natural form of the plant, but not so much that it would spoil the natural form.




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: 5a-8b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub or Small Tree
Height at Maturity:  4-5'
Width at Maturity:  3-4'
Spacing: 6'' or more for space between plants
Flower Color:  Deep Pink
Flower Size:  2-2.5" long
Flowering Period:  Early to Mid-Summer! (June or July depending on location)
Flower Type:  Single, Trumpet-shape, in clusters
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Deep Blue
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Dappled Shade, Morning Sun with Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun 
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:  Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Visual Attention
Resistances:  Heat, Humidity, Deer, Cold



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