Rich ruby-red flowers decorate this outstanding new deciduous azalea in mid spring. The foliage is bronze toned, and is a slower grower, making a smaller sized deciduous azalea in the landscape. The eye-catching flowers cover the shrub as the foliage begins to appear. Starting in the 1960's, Ivan and Robertha Arneson of Canby, Oregon started hybridizing deciduous azaleas. Over a period of 30 years they worked to produce the best and brightest deciduous azaleas. We have been lucky to grow some of their beauties. Their best red, often called the 'reddest' azalea is 'Arneson Ruby'. The plant will grow to be 3 ft tall in 10 years, and blooms in May. The red color is a deeply saturated ruby red enhanced by red filaments on its stamens. Hardy to zone 5.