Azalea (Rhododendron sp.) flower blossoms are lighting up Theodore Roosevelt Park with brilliant hues of pinks and reds.
The colors of late spring
Flowering in late spring, and after tulips, daffodils and cherry blossoms have faded, azaleas brighten Roosevelt Park with splashes of dazzling color that last for weeks.
The showy, funnel-shaped flowers can be seen growing under dappled shade along Columbus Avenue and 79th Street, and in front of the Planetarium.
Around the world and the Upper West Side
Azalea shrubs are hardy, shade-loving perennials, native to North America, China and Japan that grow well in acidic, moist soil with good drainage – growing conditions available throughout our park.