- Common Name(s):
- Pinkshell azalea
- White Find , Pinkerbell
- Native Plants, Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Woody, evergreen or deciduous shrubs/The flowers lack tubes of most native azaleas. Has attractive deep burgundy fall foliage and an irregular upright habit. Tolerates wet planting sites.
Seasons of Interest:
Foliage: Fall, burgandy Bloom: Spring/Summer, May-July
Wildlife: Flowers attract butterflies and bees. Members of the genus Rhododendron support the following specialized bee: Andrena (Andrena) cornelli. Tolerates damage by rabbits.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Rhododendrons are susceptible to insect and disease problems. Insect problems include aphids, borers, lacebugs, leafhoppers, mealybugs, mites, nematodes, scale, thrips and whitefly. Diseases include canker, crown rot, root rot, leaf spot, rust, and powdery mildew. Full sun can scortch the leaves and the roots rot if soil does not drain well. A healthy plant in the right place with proper maintenance should have few problems. This plant is frequently damaged by deer.
- 5-10 ft.
- Alternate, simple medium green leaves; deep burgundy fall color
- Soft pink to white flowers with orange freckles before leaves emerge; not fragrant; flowers lack tubes of most native azaleas. Fruit an elongated capsule.
- Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil but tolerates very moist soil
- Irregular upright habit
- Sun to partial shade; moist well drained soil but tolerates very moist soil
- Soft pink to white flowers with orange freckles before leaves emerge; not fragrant
- Poison Part:
- All parts.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Salivation, watering of eyes and nose, abdominal pain, loss of energy, depression, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, difficult breathing, progressive paralysis of arms and legs, coma.
- Toxic Principle:
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as cultivated woody shrub; forest or natural area.
NCCES plant id: 541