Descriptions: Azaleas are flowering shrubs
and unlike other rhododendrons, most azaleas have
flowers with only five or six stamens.
Size: Azaleas are bushes that typically
grow 3 to 6 feet, but some species will grow up
to 15 feet.
Symbolism: Azaleas symbolize temperance,
passion, womanhood, and fragility. Azaleas can
also represent fragile passion.
Soil Type: Well
Soil PH: Azalea prefers acidic
soil. PH 5 to 5.6
Water: Prefers dry
Light: Shade Tolerant
Grow Zone: 6, 7, 8 (some tolerant
of warmer zones)
Height: Most azalea bushes grow
3 to 6 feet, some species can grow up to
Flower Colors: White, Purple, Pink,
Red, Yellow, and can be Bi-Colored.
Propagation: Azaleas can propogate
through seed, cuttings, layers, or grafts
Blooming Period: Late March to Late
Type: Perennial Shrub
Herbal Remedy Properties: Azalea flowers
are analgesic, anaesthetic and sedative. Azaleas
are applied externally in the treatment of arthritis,
and traumatic injuries. The azalea root is used
in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism and
Native Area: Azaleas are native to the
southeastern United States.
Other: Azaleas differ from rhododendron
in that they have a single flower on each stem
rather than a cluster of flowers.