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Rhododendron eastmanii [split from Rhododendron alabamense]

May White Azalea, Eastman's Azalea

Scientific Name:

Rhododendron eastmanii [split from Rhododendron alabamense]

Genus:

Rhododendron

Species Epithet:

eastmanii

Common Name:

May White Azalea, Eastman's Azalea

Plant Type

Tree/Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

6-12 ft., 12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Yellow

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June

Habitat Description:

Rich slopes. Endemic to SC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Global Rank:

G3 - Vulnerable (*Key)

Notes:

Flowers very fragrant.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=RHEA2



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