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Plant Details

Rhododendron viscosum

Swamp Azalea, Clammy Azalea

Scientific Name:

Rhododendron viscosum

Common Name:

Swamp Azalea, Clammy Azalea

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Deciduous Shrub

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

3-8

Light:

part sun

Soil Moisture:

mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

late May-June

Bloom Area:

Coast, Piedmont, Mountains

Swamp Azalea

Found in bogs, pocosins, wet savannas, stream sides and other moist habitats, Swamp Azalea will also do well in gardens with some shade and average moisture. It blooms late for an azalea, after its leaves are out.

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Paynter, Wilmington

Flowers

Scent is spicy and sweet. The common name, Clammy Azalea, comes from the stickiness of the flowers.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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