Rhododendron austrinum 'Niche's Escatawpa' (Ericaceae)
'Escatawpa' is a selection of R. austrinum discovered near the Escatawpa River in southern Alabama and introduced by Dodd and Dodd Nursery. It is noted for having bright buttery yellow blooms arranged in a large truss. Our plants are grown from open-pollinated seeds collected from our mature 'Escatawpa' stock plants, and should show much the same flower color as the parent plant. Like all R. austrinums, these will be large, spring blooming, fragrant Azaleas, and will eventually form a colony-like mass. These seedling plants are smaller than our usual gallon size azaleas, 1-1.5' tall in quarts.
Bloom color: yellow with red
Bloom period: mid-spring
Container size: Qt.