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Rhododendron arborescens

Smooth/Sweet azalea

Rhododendron arborescens is a shrub native predominantly to the Appalachians. It is found on stream banks, swamp edges, and other moist-wet sites. It prefers to grow in full sun to part shade. This plant is a host for several native butterfly and moth species, and provides a food source to birds. It has showy and fragrant pale pink flowers that bloom in the late spring and draw butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. Rhododendron arborescens is great as a specimen plant in a rain garden.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request

Plant type

  • Tree / Shrub

Mature Height

  • 6' - 12'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FAC) Facultative


  • Bird Supportive
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Riparian Zone
  • Slope
  • Riparian Buffer

Classification by Use

  • Erosion Control
  • Rain Garden
  • Showy Native
  • Stream Restoration