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Rhododendron periclymenoides [= Rhododendron nudiflorum]

Pinxterflower, Pinxter-flower, Wild Honeysuckle, Swamp Honeysuckle, PInxterbloom, Wild Azalea

Scientific Name:

Rhododendron periclymenoides [= Rhododendron nudiflorum]

Genus:

Rhododendron

Species Epithet:

periclymenoides

Common Name:

Pinxterflower, Pinxter-flower, Wild Honeysuckle, Swamp Honeysuckle, PInxterbloom, Wild Azalea

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

3-6 ft., 6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

March, April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Moist slopes, wet flats, bogs, swamps, north-facing bluffs in the Piedmont. Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

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 bees and hummingbirds.
See Shinners (1962) for explanation of the change from the name R. nudiflorum.

Blooms

image

Margaret Reid Garden, Chapel Hill, April 2001

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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