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Old 04-24-2010, 03:55 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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I would like to plant azaleas. I was told they are a little tempermental. Rhobodrone are easier to grow. But at lowe's they had bushes with both names. I am confused.
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Old 04-24-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Azaleas are in the rhododendron family. But they are different plants. Similar growing habits and requirements. Don't plant too deep and most require some shade.
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:22 PM
 
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Azaleas are not as hardy. They can't take much freezing weather. The Rhododenrons are much better for the colder areas
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Azaleas are not as hardy. They can't take much freezing weather. The Rhododenrons are much better for the colder areas
That's probably true. I live in a hotter area so azaleas are more popular here, I seldom ever see rhododendrons.
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:13 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Never had a problem with the cold and azaleas. My house at one time was my grandmothers. Over 30 years ago she planted 2 tiny azaleas bushes, purple and red.
Believe she planted them to get rid of them in the house, thinking they would probably die outside.
But now over 30 years (more like 35-40) those plants are still thriving. Trust me when I tell you that nothing has been done to care for them in any special way.
They are buried in show each winter, the dog uses them for a shade spot in summer ( and might be watering them also).
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