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Rhododendron Southern Indica Hybrids

Common Name(s):
Southern Indica hybrid azalea, Sun azalea
Cultivar(s):
Formosa, Brilliant
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Many cultivars; strong sun and heat tolerance; large flowers; buds hardy to 20 degrees F. This plant is frequently damaged by deer.

Height:
6-12 ft.
Flower:
Large, single; up to 2-3 inches, of multiple colors depending on cultivar
Zones:
6-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Rich, acidic well-drained soil; regular to ample water
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Spreading
Width:
6-8 ft.
Tags:
sun, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 2812

Rhododendron Southern Indica Hybrid Rhododendron Southern Indica hybrid 'Formosa'
Photo by Virginia Sanderson, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0