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Rhododendron alabamense Rehd.
Synonyms: Azalea alabamensis
USDA Symbol: RHAL5
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A low-growing, deciduous azalea usually less than 5-6 ft. high. Tends toward compactness and may sucker. The white, sometimes yellow-blotched, lemon-scented, tubular flowers with protruding stamens occur in terminal clusters of 6-10 before or with leaf emergence.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr
AL , FL , GA , MS , NC , SC , TN Native Distribution:
SC to AL Native Habitat:
Dry, open woods; rich, wooded slopes USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement:
Shade Soil pH:
Acidic (pH<6.8) Soil Description:
Well-drained soil. Conditions Comments:
Possibly the most fragrant native
azalea. Alabama azalea frequently hybridizes and does not always appear true-to-type so it should be purchased in flower.
Combine seeds loosely with sphagnum moss and sprinkle lightly over a 2:1 perlite/peat mixture. Optimum temperatures for germination are 45-50 degrees. Transplant seedlings to acid soil with a high content of organic matter. Cultivated evergreen
azaleas Seed Treatment:
No pretreatment is necessary. Commercially Avail:
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
- Warrensville, NC
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Delaware Nature Society
- Hockessin, DE
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Record Modified: 2009-02-18
Research By: TWC Staff