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Texas Azalea
Rhododendron oblongifolium


Texas azalea is our most frequent and widespread azalea, occurring in boggy areas near wooded streams and in sandy light soils in pine forests in East Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. It is a bit later flowering than the other native Texas species. Texas azalea's slightly fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers with white or pink styles appear after the leaves have unfolded. It has dull green leaves which are smooth or only slightly hairy above, and pale and hairy along the veins beneath.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub

Exposure: partial sun

Flower Color: white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: blackish capsule

Height: 1 to 5 feet

Width: 3 feet and spreading

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: acid

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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