Hammock Sweet Azalea (Rhododendron serrulatum)
Rhododendron viscosum now actually includes two closely related forms that were perviously considered separate species, R. serrulatum and R. oblongifolium. So we have to concider htis to be R. viscosum var. serrulatum.
The fragrant flowers are generally white to pale pink, and bloom after the leaves have fully expanded and bloom very late in the season about the same time than R. prunifolium. Flowers vary in size from 0.75 to 1.5 inches across depending upon the form, but have a long narrow tupe covered with sticky glandular hairs.
The species has a wide distribution from Maine to Florida, and westward to Texas. Plants should be grown with afternoon shade to prolong the flowers during hot summer months.
Cannot ship to California or Hawaii, ships with soil