Did you know that Azalea’s are also Rhododendrons!  They are both in the same genus, with over 1000 varieties around the world they range from white, to orange to deep purple.  There are even some deciduous Azalea’s.

Compare the look of the them:

Rhododendron-Larger, oblong thick leaf, big flower cluster
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Azalea-small, thick oval leaf, single flowers

Deciduous Azaleas-medium oval lead, thinner, lighter leaves.
Azalea 'Golden Lights' rhododendron_rainbow_j