Tatum's Deep Pink

'Tatum's Deep Pink'
Deciduous azalea
Wild collected selection from occidentale found on Stagecoach Hill, Califormia
Shrub 2.1m x 0.9m in 20 years
Flowers: 10-15/flat truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 50-65 x 55-75mm, 5 wavy edged lobes, inside white, light purplish pink on just the midrib or up to entire inside of one of dorsal lobes; buds deep pink; strongly scented.
Mid May - mid June.
Foliage: elliptic, 50-75 x 15-25mm, margins flat, glossy and moderate olive green above, hairless.

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