This plant has high severity poison
Pinkshell Azalea is
a woody, evergreen or deciduous shrubs that is native only to the mountains of
NC in acidic moist and wet substrates near bogs and streams. It can grow
up to 15 feet tall with a rounded irregular habit. It is an early blooming
azalea and the pink flowers appear before the leaves making them stand out even
better. The flowers lack the trumpet form of most native azaleas and are flatter
in shape. Fall foliage is red to burgundy if it gets some sun.