Common Name: Smooth Azalea
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
Water Needs: Moist
Height: 5-8′, 8-15′
Flower: White, Pink, May, Jun
Fruit: Dry, brownish capsule containing numerous seeds
Fall Color: No
Natural Habitat: Floodplain/Marsh, Bottomland Deciduous Forest

SKU: rho_arb_000 Category:
Rhododendron arborescens is a tall, multi-stemmed, deciduous, loosely branched, spreading shrub. Produces dark green leaves and showy clusters of flowers. The flowers are about 1″ across, trumpet-shaped, and have white to pinkish petals with elongated red stamens that extend well beyond the petals. The blooms are borne in clusters and have a sweet fragrance reminiscent of vanilla, cinnamon, or heliotrope depending on who describes it. Flowers are followed by a brown seed capsule. This plant hybridizes readily with other azaleas. This plant is drought sensitive, and needs consistently moist soil. All azalea species thrive in acidic soil. Soil testing and amending at the planting site is recommended in order to ensure plant’s survival.

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