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- I grew up in the SC lowcountry on a farm in Williamsburg County. R. canescens, Hoary Azalea, is a bit more abundant than R. periclymenoides, Pinxterflower Azalea, on the farm and in places where I hunted and fished.Your plant is definitely not R. atlanticum, the Coast Azalea.I use several characters for identifying and separating periclymenoides from canescens. The pinxter is always restricted to drier upland sites, whereas canescens is in lower, wetter conditions, even on soil humps in water. Pinxter is seldom fragrant, whereas canescens is always fragrant. Pinxter is often tight stoloniferous/clumping, whereas canescens is usually a single, few-stemmed plant. The winter flower buds on pinxter are shiny smooth, while canescens buds are coated with very short canescent hairs. Pinxter usually has a much showier flower with recurved filamants, whereas canescens usually has a pretty simple flower. I have found pinxter to usually be more compact than canescens. Site and winter flower buds are probably the best characters to compare.Mike Creel, SC USDA Zone 8a
Lexington, South CarolinaFrom: Ken Carman <kcthetc1@...>
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Subject: [AZ] [this is from the ASK US page, so please send me a CC] [2 Attachments]I have found the flower in the attached pictures blooming in two nearby locations, and I believe it is Rhododendron periclymenoides. I tried researching azaleas native to South Carolina, and this was listed as blooming in late April, and did not show up on the map for any coastal counties. Have I correctly identified the plant, and is it fairly common in the low country?Thank you,Ken Carman Hollywood, SC
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Palm Coast, Florida
Last year I had a row of 8 azalea plants, the leaves on 2 of them started having leaves turning red, yellow, and orange.
Soon the 2 started thinning out to where I replaced them. The others are great.
Now the same thing is happening to a few others in a different location, this morning I noticed quite a few red orange leaves.
All the others are a nice dense green.
Any idea as to why and what can be done ?