Pinxter Azalea

Pinxter Azalea

Rhododendron periclymenoides

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens, Shade Tolerant

Height: 3 to 6'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: April to May

Bloom Color: Pink

Soil Moisture: Moist to medium

Soil Type: Well drained.

Light Requirements: Part shade

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: Rhododendron periclymenoides, pink azalea, pinxterbloom azalea, pinxterflower

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Pinxter Azalea is a dense, bushy shrub common to moist woods, swamp margins and open areas. Clusters of pale pink, fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers bloom in April right before the emergence of the foliage. These flowers are stunning and are irresistible to hummingbirds and butterflies! They are not very appreciative of hot summer sun or constantly wet feet, so they are a bit happier in cooler areas, and need good drainage (no clay soils). They are breathtaking as both a massed planting or a single specimen. They look good as shrub/mixed borders, as well as woodland/shade gardens. Also effective in foundation plantings or as a hedge.


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3 to 6'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

April to May

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Moist to medium

Soil Type

Well drained.

Light Requirements

Part shade

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

Rhododendron periclymenoides, pink azalea, pinxterbloom azalea, pinxterflower

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