Focal point, Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens, Shade Tolerant
3' to 5'
1 Gallon, 3 Gallon
May, June, July
Medium, Moist, Wet
Acidic, humusy, well-drained loam. Tolerates periodic flooding.
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Swamp Azalea (Rhododendron viscosum) is a dense, bushy shrub common to bogs and swampy lowland type areas. Clusters of white to very pale pink, fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers bloom in May after the emergence of the foliage. These flowers are stunning and are irresistible to hummingbirds and butterflies! They are not very appreciative of hot summer sun, so they are a bit happier in cooler dappled sun areas. They are tolerant of areas with somewhat poor drainage but do not like to sit in water for extended periods of time. However, they do not tolerate dry soil well. They are breathtaking as both a massed planting or a single specimen. They look good as shrub/mixed borders, as well as woodland/shade gardens. Also effective as a hedge. Another thing to note is it has a lovely variety of fall color, with attractive shades of yellow, orange and purple.
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.
We are now shipping for Fall 2023!