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     This beautiful Azalea is among the most sweetly scented and should be positioned where its lovely aroma can be enjoyed.  


     Its white to pinkish blooms emerge as early as May but often wait until June and persist through early summer, contrasting beautifully with its glossy green, semi-evergreen leaves.


     Rhododendron viscosum grows naturally in swampy, lowland areas underneath dappled sunlight.  It will do well in a moist, acidic environment with protection from afternoon sun.  It has shallow roots and responds well to mulch and wind protection.


     Hummingbirds, bees and other pollinators flock to this plant.  Swamp Azalea feeds special long-tongued bees and tolerates periodic flooding.


     1st photo: Doug McGrady



Azalea, Swamp

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    • Latin: Rhododendron viscosum
    • Pollinator value: Very High
    • Wetland status: OBL
    • Current height: Seedlings
    • Mature height: 3-5 feet; 3-5-foot spread
    • Light: Part Shade
    • Soil: Moist to wet; tolerates periodic flooding
    • Bloom: White to pale pink, fragrant, May-July
    • Foliage: Deciduous, yellow, orange and purple fall
    • Landscape: Moist to wet woodland or native plant gardens
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