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Plant Details

Rhododendron atlanticum

Dwarf Azalea, Coastal Azalea,

Scientific Name:

Rhododendron atlanticum

Genus:

Rhododendron

Species Epithet:

atlanticum

Common Name:

Dwarf Azalea, Coastal Azalea,

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Pocosins, savannas, pine flatwoods, sandhill-pocosin ecotones. Common in NC Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Semi-evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Notes:

Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

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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