|Tall, upright, deciduous shrub that is cold hardy down to -10 degrees F. Leaves are obovate to oblong, medium green, 2 to 4 inches long. Flowers are borne in large, showy trusses in mid-spring just before the leaves emerge. This deciduous azalea, is known for it's excellent fall color and excellent spring flowers.
The deciduous azalea is usually less picky about soil conditions, though it too prefers well-drained and acid conditions. Though azaleas have a potentially large list of possible pest and disease problems, they are usually trouble free if planted correctly in proper cultural conditions.