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NC Native Plant Society:
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Rhododendron alabamense [= Azalea alabamensis]

Alabama Azalea

Scientific Name:

Rhododendron alabamense [= Azalea alabamensis]

Genus:

Rhododendron

Species Epithet:

alabamense

Common Name:

Alabama Azalea

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Size:

6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

March, April

Habitat Description:

Moist slopes, bluffs, streambanks. Not native to NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

(*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

State Status:

(*Key)

Notes:

Very fragrant.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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