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Rhododendron 'Flame Creeper'

'Flame Creeper' Azalea

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Flame Creeper Azalea is a low growing re-blooming evergreen shrub with a spreading habit that makes it useful for groundcover, spilling over or even creeping up walls.  Intensely dense blooms of bright orange-scarlet flowers rebloom several times throughout the spring, attracting butterflies.  A very versatile plant that prefers partial sun with acidic rich, well-drained soils. 

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

1.5' - 2.5'

Spread: 

2’ - 3’

Spacing: 

2.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 9 

Culture: 

Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  A low maintenance plant.  Moderate water needs, properly drained soils is a must to avoid root rot.  Mulch helps to keep roots from drying out. Keep away from drip lines of the walnut family. Acidify soils as needed (PH range of 5 to 6.5) Can use sulfur or iron sulfate to lower ph, and lime or limestone to raise PH.  Southern climates with excessive humidity are more prone to powdery mildew, twig blights, and rust.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Containers, Woodland Gardens, Mass or Specimen Plantings, Borders, Foundation Plantings, Hedges.

COMPANION PLANTS: Hydrangea, Abelia, Torch Lily

IMAGE: Zbigniew NiepokójAzalia japońska. AaleaCC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Famartin2020-05-03 13 24 25 An Azalea with red flowers along Tayloe Court in the Franklin Farm section of Oak Hill, Fairfax County, VirginiaCC BY-SA 4.0


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