Azalea Flower Gifts

Azalea are flowering shrubs comprising two of the eight subgenera of the genus Rhododendron, Pentanthera and Tsutsuji . Azaleas bloom in spring, their flowers often lasting several weeks. They are shade tolerant, they prefer living near or under trees.


Azaleas are ornamental flowering shrubs that are members of the rhododendron family.

Other Names: None known

Scientific Classification:

Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Ericales
Genus: Rhododendron


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.

Grow Details:

Grow Details

Soil Type: Well drained
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 15 feet.
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 June

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 traumatic injuries.

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.

Azalea Gifts

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