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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.