||Endemic to the southeastern US, this is one of the more rare native azaleas to be found in the garden trade. One of my favorites, this beauty has dark glossy green decidous foliage and produces masses of striking orangish - red flowers June - July, and does this at a younger age than most species. Cumberland Azalea's fiery colored flowers catch garden visitors off guard and they find themselves often very surprised not only at the color, but the time of year to see a decideous Rhododendron in flower. This is a medium sized multi-stemed shrub with an upright spreading habit to aproximately 7' x 8' tall and wide. A very heat and sun tolerant species, performs better in drier conditions than most species. Cumberland Azalea can have excellant orange - red fall foliage colors making it a multi seasonal joy to behold in the garden.
ange to red fall foliage, too.