Rhododendron arborescens - Smooth Azalea
This is by far one of the best of the deciduous native azaleas. Has white flowers, which have the fragrance of Honeysuckle, in the summer. When this becomes a large shrub and is in full bloom you can smell it from a great distance, it is fantastic. This is the latest blooming native Azalea we carry it blooms in the summer, which is usually June here at the Nursery. It does like a little extra moisture if possible, but will also grow in drier soils.
Semi – shade, Rich Moist Soil, Summer, 6-12 ft Tall, Zones 5-8