Rhododendron arborescens

Azalea, Sweet

$ 15.95

Item #: 1181
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Sweet Azalea is named for its highly fragrant early summer flowers which are white to pale pink with red stamens. It is erect, loosely branched, and native to stream banks and swamp and bog edges of the southeast. As such, it prefers evenly moist acidic soil in sun to light shade. Sweet Azalea may be the tallest and fastest growing of our native azaleas, and fall foliage color may be a good red. Maybe you have a damp area in your yard close to the house where a combination of Sweet Azalea, Summersweet, and Goldflame Honeysuckle could perfume your surroundings all summer long. Its fragrance is really outstanding.

 

Characteristics

Rain Garden

Good Fall Color

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to grow

Plant Type

Shrub

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny, Half and half

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moist, Moderately moist

Size

full quart

Height

36in or taller

Flower Color

White/whitish

Bloom Time

Early summer

Spread

4ft

Hardiness Zones

4, 5, 6, 7