Pink A Boo Deciduous Azalea
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Pink A Boo Deciduous Azalea

Pink A Boo Deciduous Azalea

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Rhododendron 'Pink A Boo'


Sometimes plant names (like paint color names) come along and you think---really? I mean, is that ALL they could think of? Take the Pink-A-Boo Azalea, for instance. It’s a lovely plant with a goofy name that makes you wonder: was the one in charge of naming this plant longing for Halloween? Were they a tired parent during Covid lockdown taking care of their hyper preschooler who kept demanding to play while they had to come up with this plant’s name? And the kid (who also had a sinus infection) was hiding and popped out and said “Pink-A-Boo!” and the parent was like, “Sure, let’s go with that.” Whatever the case, the Pink-A-Boo Azalea is a very cool deciduous azalea to consider adding to the landscape. It’s happy in zones 5-8, and grows to around 3 ½ feet tall and wide (how tidy!). Its blooms emerge before the leaves in mid to late spring and last through mid-season. Its light fragrance is a boon for people and pollinators alike! And fashionistas avert your judgmental gaze---the color combo of pink petals with an orange throat might clash in clothing but not in plants, so coordination be damned! Full sun to part shade, deciduous.

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

I especially enjoy waiting for the deciduous azaleas to bloom in spring. It seems like it take a minute as the buds build slowly but when they finally open, it's pretty sweet. I usually plant any deciduous azalea where I can keep an eye on them, near the garage or front door are great locations for me. All deciduous azaleas are extremely low maintenance, they just need afternoon shade.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 5'
Mature Width: 5'
Flower Season: Spring
Sun: Full Shade
Hardiness Zone: 5 to 8
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
-20 to -10
-28.9 to -23.3
-10 to 0
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7