Fireflare Orange® Mollis Azalea - Rhododendron xkosteranum, 'FireDak' RFM-79
Single plant selection originating from a hybrid Mollis azalea seedling population. This selection was grown and outplanted in Fargo, ND in the early 1970’s. It has performed admirably for over 40 years of evaluation. This NDSU deciduous hybrid azalea cultivar has proven to be adaptable and winterhardy.
USDA hardiness zone 3b-8
Height: 4', Spread: 5'
Dense, compact semi-dwarf shrub
Summer: Medium green
Autumn: Yellow-orange to reddish purple
Flowers are a very showy brilliant fire-orange. Flower clusters average 3 – 7 florets per bud with each flower being on average 2.5 inches in width.
Not ornamentally significant (dehiscent capsule)
Winter hardy soil pH tolerant selection
Full sun to part shade (up to 50%)
Prefers moist well-drained soil
Stem cuttings and tissue culture
Fireflare Orange® Mollis azalea blooms are truly an eye-stopper with the brilliant fire-orange color
This selection is pH tolerant with no exhibition of chlorosis symptoms in alkaline pH soils
This is a great addition to the landscape of a hardy soil tolerant flowering azalea
U.S. Trademark Fireflare Orange® registered
This cultivar is available for non-exclusive licensing.
Propagation material available on request
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