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Rhododendron serpyllifolium var. albiflorum
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common name: Azalea
synonyms: Rhododendron serpyllifolium var. album
poisonous or irritant
full sun, part shade
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Unusual small deciduous shrub of dense, twiggy habit with slender, interlacing stems and very small leaves. Small funnel-shaped white flowers, pale pink flushed in bud, freely produced with or just after the leaves emerge, in April and May.
Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil
Introduced from Japan by Charles Maries about 1879.