This is a cold-hardy shrub that can withstand temperatures down to -20°F. As with other azaleas, swamp azalea’s leaves start dark green but turn yellow, orange, and even purple in the fall. 4-6’, Native, These selections are similar to Lemon Drop, but has fragrant pink flowers in July. Fragrant summer blooms. Rhododendron serrulatum (Sweet Azalea) grows 6-8ft. Not currently being sold at Garden Centers. This is not a live inventory. ... Rhododendron viscosum Swamp Azalea Fragrant White Native Shrub: Rhododendron Flammeum Speciosum Oconee Azalea Native Shrub: Rhododendron prunifolium Plumleaf Azalea. Not fragrant. $23.95. Phonetic Spelling rho-doh-DEN-dron vis-KOH-sum This plant has high severity poison characteristics. The most variable of all native azaleas is the swamp azalea (R. viscosum). They make an excellent cut flower. Please call for current availability. Deciduous native species rhododendron. This deciduous azalea blooms in summer with small white, funnel-shaped, clove-scented flowers. Swamp Azalea/Sweet Azalea Rhododendron serrulatum - Plant listed for information only. Woody, evergreen or deciduous shrubs that forms a … NATIVE RHODODENDRON AZALEA ARBORESCENS 'SWEET AZALEA' WHITE WITH RED STAMENS BLOOMS, Zone 5 Rhododendron arborescens grows in parts of Pennsylvania, West Virginia to Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and part of Alabama. Fertilize Azalea Pink and Sweet again 6 to 8 weeks later to encourage extra flowers or faster growth of young shrubs. Swamp azalea has the unique characteristic of being a summer blooming native rhododendron, with flowering beginning in late July, and some plants continuing to bloom throughout the fall. Zone 4-9. Rhododendron viscosum, commonly known as swamp azalea, is a loose, upright-spreading, deciduous woody shrub that typically grows to 3-5' (less frequently to 8') tall.Branching opens up with age. Azalea viscosum ‘Pink and Sweet and Lollipop’ Zone 4 Swamp Azalea. In the past, plants called R. serrulatum (hammocksweet), R. oblongifolium (Texas azalea), and R. coryi were recognized as separate species, but now all have been classified as various forms of R. viscosum. Rhododendron Arborescens, Sweet Azalea. Gallon shrub. 1 gallon available It is one of 17 species of azalea which are native to the U.S. In early summer, swamp azalea produces long-tubed white flowers with a pink tinge and clove-like smell. Smooth azalea is most closely related to swamp azalea (R. viscosum), as evidenced by their glabrous floral bud scales and flowers that appear after the leaves have expanded. Tolerates swampy areas. Swamp Azalea (Rhododendron viscosum) – A Hardy Sweet-Smelling Azalea. Description. $24.95. Appreciates shade. AZALEA viscosum ‘Weston’s Pink And Sweet’ – Pink and Sweet Swamp Azalea *CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE* FOR INFORMATIONAL USE ONLY. This plant is commonly known as the swamp azalea as it is native to the swampy areas of the eastern United States, including Texas, Mississippi, the Carolina’s, and all the way up to New England. It is found along streams in the mountains, on treeless balds, and in moist woods; it grows from almost sea level to 4500'. See below Description. Deciduous native. Sweet azalea plants at higher altitudes have smaller leaves and are shorter. As its name suggests, this clump-forming azalea is suited to poorly-drained soils and wetland areas. Adding this species to your azalea collection will extend the blooming season! It has white mid-late summer flowers. Rhododendron viscosum Swamp Azalea. Azalea Pink and Sweet Shrubs grow best if they are fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release, fertilizer such as espoma Holly-tone. $23.95. DESCRIPTION. Noteworthy Characteristics. 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