CPC National Collection Plant Profile

Rhododendron austrinum

Photographer:
Johnny Randall

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CPC National Collection Plant Profile

Rhododendron austrinum


Family: 
Ericaceae  
Common Names: 
Florida flame azalea, honeysuckle azalea, orange azalea, Southern yellow azalea
Author: 
(Small) Rehd.
Growth Habit: 
Shrub
CPC Number: 
3734

Distribution
Protection
Conservation
References


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Photographer: Johnny Randall
jrandall[at]email.unc.edu
Image Owner: NCBG


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Rhododendron austrinum


This species is an incredibly popular garden plant. It is known for its pleasant fragrance and its brightly colored flowers which range from cream to orange with red striping. It is widely available at plant nurseries in the south and at online stores. Not much is known about this plant in the wild, but it has been well studies by azalea breeders who have used it to produce extremely popular hybrids.

Distribution & Occurrence

State Range
  Alabama
Florida
Georgia
Mississippi
State Range of  Rhododendron austrinum
Habitat
  Riparian habitats

Distribution
  Alabama, Florida (12 counties), Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina

Number Left
  Not known.

Protection

Global Rank:  
G3
 
2/1/1998
Guide to Global Ranks
Federal Status:  
RT
 
Guide to Federal Status
Recovery Plan:  
No
 

State/Area Protection
  State/Area Rank Status Date  
  Alabama S3 8/28/1991  
  Florida LE 7/23/1984  
  Georgia 7/13/1995  
  Mississippi PR 1/8/1986  

Conservation, Ecology & Research

Ecological Relationships
  Unknown.

Threats
  Deer browsing (Jett 2002)

Current Research Summary
  None known.

Current Management Summary
  None known.

Research Management Needs
  Information is needed for all aspects of this species ecology and biology in the wild.

Ex Situ Needs
 

References

Electronic Sources

(2000). Showy Native Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines. [Web site] NC State University. http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/native/scientific_namea-e.html. Accessed: 2002.

Jett, J.W. (2002). Resistance of Ornamentals to Deer Damage. West Virginia University Extension Service. http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/hortcult/treeshru/resistan.htm. Accessed: 2002.


  This profile was updated on 3/4/2010
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