Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Roseshell Azalea

Rhododendron prinophyllum (roseum)
Plant Type: Shrubs
Native Environment: Forest
Season of Interest:
Main Color:
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 3
Hardy To Zone: 8
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

2 to
8
feet

Spread:

2 to
8
feet
Size
Height: 2 to
8
feet
Spread: 2 to
8
feet
Size
Height: 2 to
8
feet
Spread: 2 to
8
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Mass in a shrub border or group as a background plant in native gardens. Very effective in woodland gardens.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full sun or shade in well-drained soil. Does not do well in sun in western Missouri.
Basic Description

A deciduous shrub with many branches and bright pink, funnel-shaped flowers. Flowers bloom in May and have an alluring, clovelike fragrance. Very hardy and more tolerant of high pH than other azaleas.

Special Features
Special Usage
Fragrant

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