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Azalea 'Chocolate Drop’ Pink Flowering Deciduous Mountain Azalea

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Original price $35.00
Original price $35.00 - Original price $35.00
Original price $35.00
Current price $25.00
$25.00 - $25.00
Current price $25.00
Selected Size: 1 gallon (LTD)

Rhododendron canescens 'Chocolate Drop' Pink Blooms

Deciduous Mountain Azalea

Ernest Koone Selection

Zones 6-9

Yes, we know many of you have been asking for more deciduous azaleas. ‘Chocolate Drop’ is one of the must-have native mountain azaleas. The foliage is a dark red in the early spring through mid-summer. Late summer, the foliage may turn to an olive green. New growth flushes in the summer have some bronze red color. The buds on the blooms on ‘Chocolate Drop’ are a bright pink, opening to a white pink bloom. This is beautiful over the burgundy red foliage. ‘Chocolate Drop’ may reach about 6 ft in height by 4 ft in width in 10 years. ‘Chocolate Drop’ was found as a chance seedling when Clarence Towe, author of American Azaleas, was visiting Ernest Koone and looking through a batch of evaluation seedlings at his nursery. Clarence picked out ‘Chocolate Drop’ for its unique leaf color for further evaluation which led to its introduction by Ernest.


Limited Quantities Available !! As we have over a thousand cultivars of Japanese maples, we often do not have many of each cultivar. We recommend that you buy Japanese maples you want immediately as we often sell out of certain selections.