This plant has high severity poison
Flame azalea, is an
upright, loosely branched deciduous shrub in the Ericaceae (blueberry) family
that typically matures to 4-8' (infrequently to 10-15’) tall and to 8-10’ wide.
It is native primarily to woodland slopes and mountain balds in the Appalachian
Mountains from Pennsylvania to Georgia.
It needs a few
hours of direct sun. It is a slow plant to become established. It
is loosely branched plant with an upright habit. It's excellent for
This species is an
important parent of many deciduous azalea hybrids.
The common name of
flame azalea is in reference to the purported resemblance of the upright flower
buds to candle flames.
The thin gray-brown
bark is showy and adds winter interest in the garden with its finely
Blooms: Spring, summer
Nut/Fruit/Seed: Late summer