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blooms azaleas

Common Name: Azalea

Botanical Name: Rhododendron

Plant Type: Shrub

Plant Size: Up to 6 feet

Typical Bloom Time: May to June

The azalea is a flowering shrub. Blooming in spring, its flowers are at their most beautiful for a span of several weeks. Shade tolerant, they thrive near or under trees. Azaleas are similar in appearance to rhododendrons but are typically smaller and feature one blossom per stem rather than blossom clusters.

Park Locations

Olmsted Flower Bed

Mid-Park at 66th Street, at the south end of Literary Walk