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Gumpo Pink Azalea

Rhododendron 'Gumpo Pink'

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Gumpo Pink Azalea (Rhododendron 'Gumpo Pink') at Rutgers Landscape & Nursery

Gumpo Pink Azalea flowers

Gumpo Pink Azalea flowers

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Gumpo Pink Azalea (Rhododendron 'Gumpo Pink') at Rutgers Landscape & Nursery

Gumpo Pink Azalea in bloom

Gumpo Pink Azalea in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6


Lovely clusters of blooms that are rose with a darker pink blotch cover this azalea in mid to late spring; an upright shrub that is great for planting in groups; needs highly acidic and organic soil that is well drained

Ornamental Features

Gumpo Pink Azalea is covered in stunning clusters of rose trumpet-shaped flowers with a pink blotch at the ends of the branches from mid to late spring. It has green evergreen foliage which emerges light green in spring. The small glossy narrow leaves remain green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Gumpo Pink Azalea is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Gumpo Pink Azalea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Gumpo Pink Azalea will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. You may want to keep it away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the foliage in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Flowers  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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