Rhododendron arborescens

Azalea, Sweet

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

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.



Rain Garden

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

Moist, Moderately moist


full quart


36in or taller

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Early summer



Hardiness Zones

4, 5, 6, 7