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Native Plants

Piedmont Azalea

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Summary

Piedmont azalea is among the most versatile native deciduous azaleas for the woodland garden or mixed border. In spring, it produces a spectacular showcase of floral beauty with masses of fragrant, pale to dark pink, honeysuckle-like flowers that cover the plant before leaves emerge. Piedmont azalea is a multi-stemmed upright spreading shrub 6-10’ tall that tolerates part shade to sun and well-drained, moist to very dry acidic soils. When planted in masses or used as a specimen, it blends well with Cornus florida, Viburnum acerifolium, Callicarpa americana, Hydrangea quercifolia, Oxydendrum arboreum, Polystichum acrostichoides, Kalmia latifolia, Hexastylis arifolia, and Uvularia sessilifolia.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    shrub 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun, partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    mid-spring
  • Soil PH
    acidic 
  • Flower Color
    pink, white 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green, orange, yellow 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    brown