Rhododendron cumberlandenseCumberland Azalea (B.HMR.NB.M.MTH.OP)


Ecosystem Services:
(B)-Birds                                     (B&B)-Birds & Butterflies

(BTF)-Butterflies                    (BW)-Black Walnut Resistant

(DR)-Deer Resistant              (DRG)-Drought Resistant

(EVR)-Evergreen                     (FC) Fall Color

(G)-Groundcover                     (H)-Host plant

(HMR)-Hummingbirds           (M)-Mammals

(MTH)-Moths                             (NB)-Native Bees

(OP)-Other pollinators          (RR)-Rabbit Resistant

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Cumberland azalea is a woody, deciduous shrub and is native to the southeastern United States, specifically the Cumberland Plateau of Kentucky south to Tennessee and the mountains of Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina.  It grows 3 to 7 feet tall.

This azalea prefers full sun in the north and partial shade in the south and will need supplemental water during a drought. Plant in organically-rich, moist, well-drained, acidic soil and only prune lightly. It is best propagated from seed as it is difficult to start from cuttings.

Flowers are showy in orange or pink colors and bloom from June to July after the plant has leafed out which is later than other azaleas.

Use in woodland and native gardens as a specimen or in small groups. It works well planted on slopes or banks.  Since it is attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, and moths it makes a good border shrub in butterfly and pollinator gardens.


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