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Rhododendron atlanticumRhododendron atlanticumRhododendron atlanticum

dwarf or coast azalea

Photograph(s) by*: GM ARS, USFWS BES

Characteristics

Height: 1-2.5'
Spread: 2-3'
Flowers: Apr.-May; white, purple-tinged
Fruit: brown; capsule

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: 4.2-5.7
Soil type: Sandy

Habitat

coastal, sandy soils; rare in moist woods

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States: MD DE

Wildlife

Songbird *

Notes

flowers very fragrant; colonial, arising from spreading underground stems;



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1275.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004