Growing & Maintenance:

In spring, apply balanced fertilizer for acid-loving plants according to package directions. Prune after blooming to shape. Do not prune during winter as next year's flowers will be removed. Check soil weekly for moisture. Water thoroughly when dry. Adequate water until the ground freezes is necessary to sustain the plant during winter. Apply a layer of mulch 2-3" deep around plant to keep roots cool in summer. Maintain 2-3" mulch layer in fall. No additional winter protection other than fall mulching is needed.

Flame Creeper Azalea

Rhododendron x 'Flame Creeper'

Plant Type: Broadleaves
Slightly ruffled, bright cherry-red to orange red blooms atop small dense foliage. Flowers bloom in late spring longer than most varieties. A rebloomer that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Dark green foliage is retained year-round. The very tight creeping form makes a good ground cover.

Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: 3 ft
Spacing: 3 ft
Hardiness Zone: 7-9
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Characteristics & Attributes for Rhododendron x 'Flame Creeper'

Sunlight Requirements

Full Sun/Partial Shade (4-6 hours direct sunlight)

Invites Nature

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Fall
Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

Winter
Summer
Fall
Spring

Features

Evergreen
Naturalizing

Habit

Spreading

Foliage Color

Dark Green

Landscape Function

Accent
Hedge

Soil Preferences

Acidic
Moist, Well-Drained