Rhododendron prunifolium (Ericaceae)
Plumleaf Azalea is the signature plant of Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA. It blooms a brilliant orange-red in July and August — what a beautiful and unexpected addition to summer gardens! Plants grow 8-10' in partial shade with a finely branched look. Handsome in the winter garden as well, with grayish bark and an interesting form.
Bloom color: bright-red and orange
Bloom period: mid-summer
Container size: Gal.