Rhododendron calendulaceum - Flame Azalea
This is probably the most commonly seen Azalea in the mountains of N.C. It is deciduous and has bright orange flowers, which appear just after the leaves appear in the late spring. The flower shades will vary from light orange to dark orange depending on soil,sun,exposure, and many other factors. It puts on a beautiful show in a semi- shaded area. It is very tolerant of warmer climates.
Semi-Shade, Rich Soil, Spring, 6-8 ft Tall, Zones 5-8