Rhododendron viscosum

Growing Information

Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight: Shade, part shade
Soils: Average, moist
Bloom Time: White in June, July
Size: 3-5 feet in height; 3-5 feet spread

Plant Swamp Azalea as a hedge, in a mixed border, native plant garden, or in a foundation planting. The flowers appear after the leaves which have good fall color. It is one of the latest azaleas to bloom and the most fragrant. Its corolla is covered with sticky glands.

Garden Companions

Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis), Cinnamon Fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum), Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), Sweet Pepperbush (Clethra alnifolia), Inkberry (Ilex glabra)

Nature Benefits

• Attracts birds and bumble bees
• Host plant for caterpillars

Native Habitat

Occurs in shores of rivers or lakes, swamps.

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