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Rhododendron vaseyi
Pinkshell azalea
Family: Ericaceae

A deciduous azalea grows medium to tall in size, approximately 5-10ft tall with a spread of 4-8ft wide. Leaves grow alternate in pattern 2 to 5 inches long and are hairless, shiny, and dark green in color. In the fall leaves are deep burgundy in color. Flowers bloom in mid May, white with reddish-orange specks and are not fragrant. Pinkshell azalea grows best in full to partial sun and in moist well-drained soil and is well known to attract butterflies. Zones: 5-8

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