Rhododendron arborescens • Sweet Azalea

Rhododendron • Rhododendron / Azalea •  シャクナゲ / ツツジ •  石楠花 / 躑躅 • shakunage / tsutsuji

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SJG • 6/20/12 – Rhododendron arborescens • Sweet Azalea (the bush UNDER the tree), Area R

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SJG • 6/20/12 – Rhododendron arborescens • Sweet Azalea; flower: fragrant flowers in summer; white corollas with red pistils

From Sunlight Gardens:  Rhododendron arborescens • Sweet Or Smooth Azalea •  Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7 • Sweet Azalea is named for its highly fragrant early summer flowers which are white to pale pink with red stamens. It is erect, loosely branched, and native to stream banks and swamp and bog edges of the southeast. As such, it prefers evenly moist acidic soil in sun to light shade. Sweet Azalea may be the tallest and fastest growing of our native azaleas, and fall foliage color may be a good red. Maybe you have a damp area in your yard close to the house where a combination of Sweet Azalea, Summersweet, and Goldflame Honeysuckle could perfume your surroundings all summer long. […]

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