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Plant Details

Rhododendron atlanticum

Dwarf Azalea, Coastal Azalea,

Scientific Name:

Rhododendron atlanticum

Common Name:

Dwarf Azalea, Coastal Azalea,

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Shrub

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

3-5

Bloom Time:

April-May

Bloom Area:

Coast

Dwarf Azalea used in a garden

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Paynter, Wilmington, April 2012

Flower close up

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Leaves

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Seed capsules

Dwarf Azalea, like most azaleas, holds its seed capsules through the winter.

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Dwarf Azalea hybrid

Native azaleas hybridize freely in nurseries, leading to some beautiful color variations.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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