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Rhododendron viscosum

swamp azalea, clammy azalea

Swamp azalea is likely the most fragrant of the native azaleas and despite the name, an average garden soil will do just fine. Ranging in color from white to pale pink, this species has a broad, open form, and thrives in our acidic New England soils.

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Height: 3-5 ft
Spread: 3-5 ft
Hardiness Zone: 4-9


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Wet
Average
Ecoregion
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
Ornamental Interest
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Attracts Butterflies
Host Plant
Additional Attributes
Fragrant


North American Distribution


swamp azalea - Rhododendron viscosum from Native Plant Trust
swamp azalea - Rhododendron viscosum from Native Plant Trust