The plumleaf azalea (Rhododendron prunifolium) belongs to Ericaceae (the Azalea family). It is a small deciduous tree that is distributed to southwestern Georgia and southeastern Alabama in the United States. This tree grows in forested, sandy ravines along streams, and can reach 3-4.5 m in height. The leaves are elliptic to obovate, hairless and arranged in whorls. The flowers are salmon pink, orange or crimson red, funnel shaped, and bloom in mid to late summer. The buds for next season's flowers are already formed when the plant is in bloom.