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Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Wild Azalea is native* to moist woods, swamp margins, and stream banks throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region where it thrives in dappled sunlight or high open shade. This shrub’s showy flowers, which bloom just before or as leaves emerge, make it a great substitute for overused non-native and hybrid azaleas or other traditional spring-flowering species.
*Common throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Unlike the anthers of many flowers that present their pollen readily, the anthers of Rhododendron periclymenoides require sonication to release the pollen.
Learn more about Rhododendron periclymenoides and about anther (be sure to watch the azalea videos)…