Rhododendron viscosum

Azalea, Swamp

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Swamp Azalea occurs over a wide range in swamps and wetlands from Maine to Florida and Alabama. It is stoloniferous, has open spreading branches, and can grow up to 15 feet or so in the wild but usually grows to around 5 feet in cultivation. The flowers are white or rarely pink and sweetly clove scented in early summer. The leaves, flowers, and young twigs are very sticky to the touch. If you had a stream, pond, or seepage area in partial shade and wanted a spreading shrub, this one would be perfect.



Good Fall Color

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to grow

Plant Type



Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Half and half

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist


full quart



36 or taller

Flower Color

White/whitish, Pink

Bloom Time

Early summer



Hardiness Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9