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Pinxter bloom azalea

Pinxter bloom azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides)
Plant Botanical Name: 
Rhododendron periclymenoides
USBG Plant Location: 
National Garden
part shade to shade
Plant Soil Type: 
Plant Moisture Requirements: 
moist but well drained

Pinxter is the Dutch term for Pentecost, supposedly relating its bloom time.