Rhododendron viscosum

swamp azalea

Ericaceae

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 5-15 ft    Width: to 12 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,pink
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, aroma, fragrance

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen plant for moist shady areas.
Propagation: Root cuttings, layering, seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Attracts pollinators including hummingbirds.
Native Habitats: Moist-wet sites. Seep swamps, pineland-wetland ecotones, edges of bay swamps, moist woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B

Other

Ethnobotany: Poisonous if eaten.
Other Comments: The most aromatic of the azaleas. That last of the azaleas to bloom--in Florida May to June. Flowers are sticky--hence the name R. viscosum.