Autumn Cheer Azalea - Rhododendron 'Autumn Cheer'

Autumn Cheer Azalea - Rhododendron 'Autumn Cheer'

Attracted Pollinators: Bees and Butterflies

Duration: Perennial

Size: 24-36" high; 36-48" spread

Growing Conditions:

- Light Exposure: Dappled, slightly shaded

- Water Use: moderate - avoid excessive watering

- Soil: mildly acidic (>6.8), moist, nutrient rich, humus rich

The autumn cheer azalia is an interspecific hybrid between the rhododendron and the azalia. As the name implies, it flowers in the fall as well as the spring. Its brightly colored, trumpet-shaped flowers are ideal for attracting bees and butterflies. Growing in large, dense bushes, it requires relatively little maintenance and is long-lived (up to 40 years), though its soil conditions must be carefully maintained.