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Sunstruck azelea

Rhododendron 'Aromi Sunstruck'
Plant Botanical Name: 
Rhododendron
Plant Sub Species or Variety: 
'Aromi Sunstruck'
USBG Plant Location: 
Conservatory
Conservatory Room Location: 
Conservatory Terrace
Sunlight: 
Sun to filtered shade, at least half-day of sun for good bloom
Plant Soil Type: 
Well-drained acidic soils, heavy with organic matter

This deciduous, fragrant and heat tolerant azalea hybrid was created by Dr. Gene Aromi of Mobile, Alabama, by crossing English Exbury hybrids with our native Flame and Piedmont azaleas. Growing up to 10-12 feet tall, these azaleas bloom from early to mid-May, several weeks after the Asian evergreen azaleas.