Rhododendron prunifolium - Plumleaf Azalea
This is considered the rarest Azalea growing in the Eastern United States. Its orangy-red blooms area a late summer bloomer against a dark green background of foliage when most all other Azaleas have been long gone. Grown in moist well-drained soil they will reach 8-12’ in height and they are hardy to -10 degrees Fahrenheit so they withstand winter well. Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds are attracted to them.
Sun to Semi-shade, Moist, Well-drained Soil, Late Summer, 8-12’ Tall, Zones 6-8