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botanical name:
Rhododendron vaseyi
Rhododendron vaseyi © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pinkshell Azalea
synonyms:  Azalea vaseyi
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 5.00m
width: 5.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Medium to large size deciduous shrub with narrowly oval, dark green leaves, paler on the undersides, often turning red in autumn. Trusses of delicate, pale pink, rose-pink or white flowers in mid and late spring, before the leaves.

Moist, well drained humus rich acid soil. Thrives in full sun or part shade.

Woodland gardens.

other notes:
Endemic to North Carolina, USA.
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