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Oconee Native Azalea - Rhododendron flammeum speciosum - 1 Gallon Pot
For several weeks in early to mid spring the Oconee Native Azalea, Rhododendron flammeum, dominates the landscape with its abundant clusters of flame-red buds that open to brilliant multi-color blossoms in shades of red, orange, yellow, apricot, pink, and coral. Get all the details below!

Oconee Native Azalea - Rhododendron flammeum speciosum - 1 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 1 GALLON POT
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Oconee Native Azalea
Rhododendron flammeum speciosum  'Oconee'

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 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

For several weeks in early to mid spring the Oconee Native Azalea, Rhododendron flammeum, dominates the landscape with its abundant clusters of flame-red buds that open to brilliant multi-color blossoms in shades of red, orange, yellow, apricot, pink, and coral. The large clusters of 15 or more funnel-shaped flowers with showy stamens to 2 inches long bloom in early to mid spring as the leaves first begin to emerge.



Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 5 to 8 tall and 4 to 6 feet wide, the Oconee 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 theme gardens, native plant gardens and cottage gardens. 

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




Cultural Preferences

Oconee 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:  5-8'  
Width at Maturity:  4-6'
Flower Color:   Orange, Red, Yellow, Apricot, Pink, Coral, 
Flower Size:  Medium to Large 2-3"
Flowering Period:  Early to Mid Spring
Flower Type:  Single, Trumpet-shape
Fragrant Flowers:  No
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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