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We grow, sell, and ship the best azaleas and camellias in the USA, found via our website. We ship quickly via USPS Priority mail.

Plants are shipped out on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and sometimes on Saturdays....Most plants will be sent bare root wrapped in wet sphagnum moss and a plastic bag wrapped in tape for security, and sent via USPS Priority Mail. When plants arrive be sure and soak in water overnight and then plant. I take great care in wrapping plants to assure they arrive safely, but sometimes the Post Office gets careless and damages the package(See “Damage” under shipping) I only ship plants to lower 48 states, Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Protectorates, and APO/FPO address no international shipping at this time, but am working on same on a country by country basis, so email me with any requests! If there are any certificates or special shipping costs above and beyond what normally occurs in my regular shipping to the lower 48 states...buyer is responsible to tell me and pay any additional costs incurred. Please immediately email or call me upon arrival of shipment, for any problems that you think might have occurred. John Talbott


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AZALEA RHODODENDRON AMY LARGE FLOWERS IN A CLUSTER OF  WHITE WITH PINK EDGES  Zone 7
AZALEA RHODODENDRON AMY LARGE FLOWERS IN A CLUSTER OF WHITE WITH PINK EDGES Zone 7
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AZALEA RHODODENDRON AMY LARGE FLOWERS IN A CLUSTER OF WHITE WITH PINK EDGES Zone 7

  • · Part sun to Filtered shade
  • · Flowers are SEMI-DOUBLE IN A CLUSTER OF LARGE BLOOMS WHITE WITH PINK EDGES AND THROAT
  • · Blooms MID-SEASON
  • MEDIUM Height: 4' W: 5'
  • · Mass plantings – specimen – foundation – borders or hedge
  • · Mature Form: Dwarf spreading
  • · Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
  • · Asiatic type-DODD
  • · We raise these in sizes: 1-4" Starter Plugs, 1-Gal, Full Gal, 3-Gal, and 5-Gal at various times of the year.
  • Evergreen broadleaf
  • Zone 6

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AZALEA RHODODENDRON RADIANT RED-Aromi Group Hybrid-Clusters of Double Pink Blooms Zone 5-8
AZALEA RHODODENDRON RADIANT RED-Aromi Group Hybrid-Clusters of Double Pink Blooms Zone 5-8
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          AZALEA RHODODENDRON RADIANT RED-Aromi Group Hybrid-Clusters of Double Pink Blooms Zone 5-8

        • About 40 years ago Dr. Eugene Aromi of Mobile Alabama began his hybridizing of southern native species deciduous azaleas, such as R. Austrinum, Canescens and Atlanticum, with cold hardy varieties such as Exbury and Glenn Dales.
        • He was looking for heat tolerance as well as cold hardiness.
        • Radiant Red is one of his much improved successes.
        • This is a delightfully fragrant azalea that announces Spring with dark red buds that burst open to heavily flushed aromatic blooms.
        • It expresses itself with stunning clusters of vivid red flowers accented in the center with yellowish stamens.
        • It thrives in raised well drained organic beds, loves water, but does not like to sit in water. Pure shredded pine bark is an excellent bed material.
        • Deciduous azalea
          • Part sun to Filtered shade
          • Blooms in early to Mid-Spring
          • Height: 4-6' H and 4' W low growing
          • Mass plantings – specimen – foundation – borders or hedge
          • Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
          • We raise these in sizes: 1-4" Starter Plugs, 1-Gal, Full Gal, 3-Gal, and 5-Gal at various times of the year.
          • Zone 5-8
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AZALEA NATIVE RHODODENDRON nudiflorum-PERICLYMENOIDES-PINK Fragrant Blooms Zone 4
AZALEA NATIVE RHODODENDRON nudiflorum-PERICLYMENOIDES-PINK Fragrant Blooms Zone 4
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AZALEA NATIVE RHODODENDRON nudiflorum-PERICLYMENOIDES-PINK Fragrant Blooms Zone 4

  • Pinxterbloom, Shinners Pink
  • From Appalachian Native Plants-a Tennessee Non-profit nursery dedicated to the Propagation, Production, and Preservation of Native Ornamental plant species
  • Partial shade
  • Flowers are Pink to White Fragrant
  • Deciduous
  • 6-12+ Feet tall and wide at maturity
  • Mature Form: Upright
  • North American Native Ornamental Rhododendron
  • Parts of plants and honey from flowers poisonous to humans
  • We raise these in sizes: 1-4" Starter Plugs, 1-Gal, Full Gal, 3-Gal, and 5-Gal at various times of the year.
  • Zone 4
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NATIVE AZALEA 'RHODODENDRON AUSTRINUM' FRAGRANT SPRING YELLOW BLOOMS
NATIVE AZALEA 'RHODODENDRON AUSTRINUM' FRAGRANT SPRING YELLOW BLOOMS
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NATIVE AZALEA 'RHODODENDRON AUSTRINUM' FRAGRANT SPRING YELLOW BLOOMS Zone 6

  • We grow these in Starter Plug, Full gal., and 3-Gal., although not all are in stock year round.
  • Rhododendron austrinum (Small) Rehd. Orange azalea, Florida Flame Azalea, Yellow azalea Ericaceae (Heath Family) Orange azalea grows 8-10 ft. high and forms a rather loose, multi-stemmed shrub. Twigs are reddish- brown in the winter. The fragrant, yellow, orange or almost pure red flowers occur 8-15 together. Flowers are tubular in shape with protruding stamens and open before or with the leaves. Plant Characteristics Duration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf Retention: Deciduous Leaf Arrangement: Alternate Leaf Complexity: Simple Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual Size Class: 6-12 ft. Bloom Color: White , Red , Orange , Yellow Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
  • USA: AL , FL , GA , MS , NC Native Habitat: Wooded bluffs; woodland stream banks USDA Native Status: L48(N) Light Requirement: Part Shade Soil Moisture: Dry Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8) Soil Description: Well-drained, sandy soil.
  • Conditions Comments: One of the easiest native rhododendrons to grow, requiring no special pampering.
  • Plants are shipped out on Mondays,Tuesdays,Wednesdays, and Saturdays...
  • I take great care in wrapping plants to assure they arrive safely, but sometimes the Post Office gets careless and damages the package.
  • Zone: 6
I only ship USPS Priority Mail plants to lower 48 states, Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Protectorates, and APO/FPO address no international shipping at this time, but am working on same on a country by country basis! If there are any certificates, special regulations for your state, or special shipping costs above and beyond what normally occurs in my regular shipping to the lower 48 states...buyer is responsible to tell me and pay any additional costs incurred...as an example I just shipped to Puerto Rico, though with no problem...I'm thinking, if I ship to Alaska, for instance, I would need to do that during the summer and add heat packs...again, up to the buyer to tell me what is necessary, as you have received shipments before and you know better what is needed!!
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NATIVE PLUMLEAF AZALEA 'RHODODENDRON PRUNIFOLIUM' ORANGE TO RED SUMMER BLOOMS Zone 6
NATIVE PLUMLEAF AZALEA 'RHODODENDRON PRUNIFOLIUM' ORANGE TO RED SUMMER BLOOMS Zone 6
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NATIVE PLUMLEAF AZALEA 'RHODODENDRON PRUNIFOLIUM' ORANGE TO RED SUMMER BLOOMS Zone 6

  • Rhododendron prunifolium Common Names: pruneleaf azalea Family: Ericaceae (heath Family)
  • Description Plumleaf azalea blooms with spectacularly showy flowers in mid to late summer - later than any other North American wild azalea.
  • Flower colors are variable between shrubs, and may be salmon pink, orange or crimson red. The individual flowers are funnel shaped, with a tube about 2 in (5 cm) long, and an opening almost 2 in (5 cm) across. They are borne in clusters of 5-8. The pistil and five stamens are very long, extending 2-3 in (5-7.5 cm) beyond the petals. The flowers are not fragrant.
  • Deciduous. Plumleaf azalea is a deciduous shrub that gets 10-15 ft (3-4.5 m) high with a spread of 6-8 ft (1.8-2.4 m). The leaves are completely hairless and 2-4 in (5-10 cm) long. The buds for next season's flowers are already formed when the plant is in bloom. There are several named selections with distinctive flower colors available in the trade.
  • DISTRIBUTION: Rhododendron prunifolium has a very small geographic distribution, occurring naturally only in southwestern Georgia and southeastern Alabama. It is usually found in forested, sandy ravines along streams that drain towards the Chattahoochee River. The most famous stands of this gorgeous rhododendron are at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Light: Plumleaf azalea does best with morning sun and afternoon shade. The warmer the summers, the more important that afternoon shade becomes. Plumleaf azalea can even be grown in near complete shade, but it probably won't bloom as profusely. Moisture: Like the other southeastern American rhododendrons, plumleaf azalea likes a moist, sandy, acidic soil. The soil should not be allowed to completely dry out. Never add lime.
  • Hardiness: USDA Zones 5. Although plumleaf azalea can be grown in zone 5, it performs best further south.
  • Propagation: Plumleaf azalea can be grown from seed collected after allowing the capsules to dry on the plant. Young, fast growing stem tip cuttings taken in spring can be started in moist sand. Semi-ripe cuttings can be rooted in autumn. Usage Plumleaf azalea belongs in a woodland garden, perhaps along a creek or semi-shaded pathway. Plant two or three under a big live oak, or some tall pines. Blooming in July, after so many flowering shrubs have petered out, plumleaf azalea is very welcome in the garden. This is a favorite native azalea! Features There are literally thousands of named rhododendron species, varieties, hybrids and cultivars. Various species occur in North America, Europe, Asia (especially India, Burma, Tibet and southwestern China), and even in New Guinea. Some are trees to 100 ft (30 m) tall, some are ground creepers less than a foot (30 cm) tall, and some are even epiphytic on other plants. Many are fabulous ornamentals, cherished by gardeners everywhere. The Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary of Gardening devotes 48 pages of very small type to the Rhododendron genus!

Plants are shipped out on Mondays,Tuesdays,Wednesdays, and Saturdays. I take great care in wrapping plants to assure they arrive safely, but sometimes the Post Office gets careless and damages the package. I only ship plants to lower 48 states, Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Protectorates, and APO/FPO address no international shipping at this time, but am working on same on a country by country basis! If there are any certificates, special regulations for your state, or special shipping costs above and beyond what normally occurs in my regular shipping to the lower 48 states...buyer is responsible to tell me and pay any additional costs incurred...as an example I just shipped to Puerto Rico, though with no problem...I'm thinking, if I ship to Alaska, for instance, I would need to do that during the summer and add heat packs...again, up to the buyer to tell me what is necessary, as you have received shipments before and you know better what is needed!!
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NATIVE RHODODENDRON AZALEA CALENDULACEUM 'BICOLOR' YELLOW/ORANGE BLOOMS Zone 5
NATIVE RHODODENDRON AZALEA CALENDULACEUM 'BICOLOR' YELLOW/ORANGE BLOOMS Zone 5
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NATIVE RHODODENDRON AZALEA CALENDULACEUM 'BICOLOR' YELLOW/ORANGE BLOOMS Zone 5

We grow these in Start Plug, Full-gal., and 3-gal. and may or may not have them all in stock at any one time....look to availability.

Rhodendron calendulaceum, Flame Azalea; may be the most beautiful of all the native azaleas. Appalachian Native Plants have been mapping fine forms of Rhododendron calendulaceum in the Northern Peaks of North Carolina for several years. These plants have produced vigorous and relatively true seedling crops. It is believed that R. calendulaceum tends to self pollinate due to the size of the anatomical parts of the flowers.

All these Native plants come from Appalachian Native Plants, Inc. is dedicated to demonstrating and providing education in the propagation, production methods and preservation of Native Ornamental plant species.

Plants are shipped out on Mondays,Tuesdays,Wednesdays, and Saturdays...according to when the auction ends and payment received. Payment is due IMMEDIATELY at auction end thru PayPal. Therefore, late payment means slower shipping for you and plant possibly sold to secondary buyer, UNLESS YOU MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH ME VIA EBAY EMAIL. I take great care in wrapping plants to assure they arrive safely, but sometimes the Post Office gets careless and damages the package. I only ship plants to lower 48 states, Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Protectorates, and APO/FPO address no international shipping at this time, but am working on same on a country by country basis! If there are any certificates, special regulations for your state,  or special shipping costs above and beyond what normally occurs in my regular shipping to the lower 48 states...buyer is responsible to tell me and pay any additional costs incurred...as an example I just shipped to Puerto Rico, though with no problem...I'm thinking, if I ship to Alaska, for instance, I would need to do that during the summer and add heat packs...again, up to the buyer to tell me what is necessary, as you have received shipments before and you know better what is needed!! Thanks, JT
WE DO NOT ACCEPT ECHECKS OR ANY OTHER PAYMENT THAT TAKES TIME TO "PROCESS"...AS PLANTS AND EGGS CANNOT BE SET UP ON A SHELF TO WAIT!!!!
ONCE THE PLANTS LEAVE MY POSSESSION I CAN NOT GUARANTEE BUDS DUE TO TOO MANY VARIABLES SUCH AS POST OFFICE HANDLING, HEAT, AND COLD.
* ANY QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS, SEND ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL TRY TO ANSWER YOU. THANK YOU, JT FROM GREATER NEW WAVERLY, TEXAS!!!
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NATIVE RHODODENDRON AZALEA CANESCANS 'PIEDMONT' PINK TO WHITE FRAGRANT BLOOMS Zone 5
NATIVE RHODODENDRON AZALEA CANESCANS 'PIEDMONT' PINK TO WHITE FRAGRANT BLOOMS Zone 5
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NATIVE RHODODENDRON AZALEA CANESCANS 'PIEDMONT' PINK TO WHITE FRAGRANT BLOOMS Zone 5

We grow these in Start Plug, Full-gal., and 3-gal. and may or may not have them all in stock at any one time....look to availability.

Rhododendron Canescens, the Piedmont or Florida Pinxter Azalea, is a striking native species. The fragrant flowers are 1 to 1.5 inches across, and come in shades of pink to white with usually no blotch. The stamens are quite long , usually twice as long as the tube.

Discovered by Mark Catesby about 1730, R. canescens is often confused with R. periclymenoides (R. nudiflorum ) but can be distinguished by the sticky glandular hairs on the tubes of the flowers and some other morphological characterics.

Although typically considered a southern species, R. canescens is a hardy shrub that deserves wider landscape use. The 4 to 5 foot plant makes a spectacular spring show since the flowers open before the leaves have expanded.

All these Native plants come from Appalachian Native Plants, Inc. is dedicated to demonstrating and providing education in the propagation, production methods and preservation of Native Ornamental plant species.

Plants are shipped out on Mondays,Tuesdays,Wednesdays, and Saturdays...according to when the auction ends and payment received. Payment is due IMMEDIATELY at auction end thru PayPal. Therefore, late payment means slower shipping for you and plant possibly sold to secondary buyer, UNLESS YOU MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH ME VIA EBAY EMAIL. I take great care in wrapping plants to assure they arrive safely, but sometimes the Post Office gets careless and damages the package. I only ship plants to lower 48 states, Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Protectorates, and APO/FPO address no international shipping at this time, but am working on same on a country by country basis! If there are any certificates, special regulations for your state,  or special shipping costs above and beyond what normally occurs in my regular shipping to the lower 48 states...buyer is responsible to tell me and pay any additional costs incurred...as an example I just shipped to Puerto Rico, though with no problem...I'm thinking, if I ship to Alaska, for instance, I would need to do that during the summer and add heat packs...again, up to the buyer to tell me what is necessary, as you have received shipments before and you know better what is needed!! Thanks, JT
WE DO NOT ACCEPT ECHECKS OR ANY OTHER PAYMENT THAT TAKES TIME TO "PROCESS"...AS PLANTS AND EGGS CANNOT BE SET UP ON A SHELF TO WAIT!!!!
ONCE THE PLANTS LEAVE MY POSSESSION I CAN NOT GUARANTEE BUDS DUE TO TOO MANY VARIABLES SUCH AS POST OFFICE HANDLING, HEAT, AND COLD.
* ANY QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS, SEND ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL TRY TO ANSWER YOU. THANK YOU, JT FROM GREATER NEW WAVERLY, TEXAS!!!
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NATIVE RHODODENDRON AZALEA PRINOPHYLLUM- 'ROSESHELL' ROSY PINK BLOOMS, CINNAMON FRAGRANCE Zone 5
NATIVE RHODODENDRON AZALEA PRINOPHYLLUM- 'ROSESHELL' ROSY PINK BLOOMS, CINNAMON FRAGRANCE Zone 5
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NATIVE RHODODENDRON AZALEA PRINOPHYLLUM- 'ROSESHELL' ROSY PINK BLOOMS, CINNAMON FRAGRANCE Zone 5

Species Native to Missouri
Common Name: roseshell azalea
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Ericaceae
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 4.00 to 8.00 feet
Spread: 4.00 to 8.00 feet
Bloom Time: April to May
Bloom Description: Pink
Sun: Part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Medium
Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Tolerate: Rabbit
Culture----Best grown in rich, humusy, acidic, medium moisture, well-drained soil in part shade. Organically rich, moisture-retentive soils that drain well are the key. Poor drainage can cause root rot, and raised plantings should be considered in heavy clay soils. Shallow roots must never be allowed to dry out and appreciate a good organic mulch (e.g., bark, oak leaf or pine needle) to retain moisture and stabilize soil temperatures. Pruning is usually not necessary.
Noteworthy Characteristics
This deciduous azalea (commonly called early azalea or roseshell azalea) is a Missouri native shrub which typically occurs on wooded, north-facing slopes and wooded ravines and along streams in the far southeastern part of the State. Pink flowers appear in early spring (April-May in St. Louis) before or at the time of the emergence of the foliage. Flowers (to 1.5" long) are in trusses of 5-9 flowers each and have a pleasant, clove-like fragrance. Bright green foliage (grayish woolly beneath) turns bronzish in fall. Extremely winter hardy (grows in the wild as far north as Quebec) and is one of the parents of the Northern Lights hybrids developed by the University of Minnesota. An upright, rounded shrub which typically grows 4-8' tall (less frequently to 15' tall) and as wide. Formerly known as Rhododendron roseum.

Plants are shipped out on Mondays,Tuesdays,Wednesdays, and Saturdays...according to when the auction ends and payment received. Payment is due IMMEDIATELY at auction end thru PayPal. Therefore, late payment means slower shipping for you and plant possibly sold to secondary buyer, UNLESS YOU MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH ME VIA EBAY EMAIL. I take great care in wrapping plants to assure they arrive safely, but sometimes the Post Office gets careless and damages the package. I only ship plants to lower 48 states, Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Protectorates, and APO/FPO address no international shipping at this time, but am working on same on a country by country basis! If there are any certificates, special regulations for your state,  or special shipping costs above and beyond what normally occurs in my regular shipping to the lower 48 states...buyer is responsible to tell me and pay any additional costs incurred...as an example I just shipped to Puerto Rico, though with no problem...I'm thinking, if I ship to Alaska, for instance, I would need to do that during the summer and add heat packs...again, up to the buyer to tell me what is necessary, as you have received shipments before and you know better what is needed!! Thanks, JT
WE DO NOT ACCEPT ECHECKS OR ANY OTHER PAYMENT THAT TAKES TIME TO "PROCESS"...AS PLANTS AND EGGS CANNOT BE SET UP ON A SHELF TO WAIT!!!!
ONCE THE PLANTS LEAVE MY POSSESSION I CAN NOT GUARANTEE BUDS DUE TO TOO MANY VARIABLES SUCH AS POST OFFICE HANDLING, HEAT, AND COLD.
* ANY QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS, SEND ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL TRY TO ANSWER YOU. THANK YOU, JT FROM GREATER NEW WAVERLY, TEXAS!!!
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AZALEA NATIVE RHODODENDRON nudiflorum-ATLANTICUM 'DELMARVA'-WHITE TO PINK Fragrant Blooms Zone 5
AZALEA NATIVE RHODODENDRON nudiflorum-ATLANTICUM 'DELMARVA'-WHITE TO PINK Fragrant Blooms Zone 5
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AZALEA NATIVE RHODODENDRON nudiflorum-ATLANTICUM 'DELMARVA'-WHITE TO PINK Fragrant Blooms Zone 5

  • The Coastal Azalea
  • From Appalachian Native Plants-a Tennessee Non-profit nursery dedicated to the Propagation, Production, and Preservation of Native Ornamental plant species
  • Spreads by underground stolens/stems
  • Partial shade
  • Flowers are Pink to White Fragrant
  • Blue-green foliage
  • Deciduous
  • 4 Feet tall and wide at maturity
  • Mature Form: Upright
  • North American Native Ornamental Rhododendron
  • Parts of plants and honey from flowers poisonous to humans
  • We raise these in sizes: 1-4" Starter Plugs, 1-Gal, Full Gal, 3-Gal, and 5-Gal at various times of the year.
  • Zone 4
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NATIVE RHODODENDRON AZALEA ARBORESCENS 'SWEET AZALEA' WHITE WITH RED STAMENS BLOOMS, Zone 5
NATIVE RHODODENDRON AZALEA ARBORESCENS 'SWEET AZALEA' WHITE WITH RED STAMENS BLOOMS, Zone 5
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NATIVE RHODODENDRON AZALEA ARBORESCENS 'SWEET AZALEA' WHITE WITH RED STAMENS BLOOMS, Zone 5

Rhododendron arborescens grows in parts of Pennsylvania, West Virginia to Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and part of Alabama. It is found along streams in the mountains, on treeless balds, and in moist woods; it grows from almost sea level to 4500'. It is usually a late bloomer, but is variable in flowering time, in some places blooming as early as April and as late as September. Greer lists the species as a very late bloomer. It seems reasonably hardy; Greer gives it a -10°F rating.
As its specific name suggests, this plant becomes 'tree-like' with age. It grows as a shrub or small tree up to 18' tall, but usually tops out as a bush-like 10'. Its young twigs are yellow-brown and glabrous (lacking hairs), a good distinguishing characteristic. Its leaves are ovate to obovate (shaped like an egg or like an upside down egg, wider near the tip) or elliptic and usually glabrous; they have rounded tips, lacking a point. The midvein of the leaf may have a few hairs or be quite densely hairy. The leaf margins are entire (without notching or teeth) and they are fringed with fine hairs (ciliate). Leaves are shiny green above, waxy below and 1 3/4 -3" long. Plants at high altitudes tend to have noticeably smaller leaves and shorter heights. Occasional plants will have rather glaucous (bluish) leaves.
Rhododendron arborescens has fragrant, terminal inflorescences, of 3 to 7 flowers; these appear as or after the leaves have opened and are white or have a blush tint. Each flower is 1-1 3/4" across and 1 1/2 -2" long and is tubular-funnel shaped. The 5 stamens and the stigma are bright red and protrude well beyond the petals (about 2 times the length of the corolla tube) and are quite showy.
This species crosses readily with other deciduous azaleas and many plants labeled as the true species are in fact natural hybrids. Any open pollinated plant should be considered a hybrid until proved otherwise. R. arborescens is most closely related to R. viscosum, The Swamp Azalea, but can be told from it by the glabrous young twigs, the red stamens and stigma, which stand out against the white petals, the larger flower size, and the rounded leaf tips. They also have different fragrances, although fragrance is always difficult to describe. Bower says R. arborescens smells like heliotrope; Kron says it smells like cinnamon. Bower thinks R. viscosum smells of clove. Since the two species bloom at the same time and share habitats, natural hybrids occur, which can be difficult to distinguish. R. arborescens also hybridizes with R. cumberlandense to produce a great variety of hybrids, with color ranges from white to reddish blooms.
R. arborescens was first discovered by John Bartram, the famous American plant explorer, and it was first legitimately described as Azalea arborescens by Pursh, from plants growing on Blue Mountain in Pennsylvania and from plants growing in Bartram's garden in Philadelphia. The plant was actually first observed by Michaux in 1795 in North Carolina, but no specimen was found in his collection, so the formal credit goes to Bartram and Pursh.
This is a lovely garden plant, justifiably prized for its late, showy white flowers with their red stamens and stigma, and their marvelous fragrance. It is included in the chapter's 'Proven Performers' list. R. arborescens has been used in hybridizing, including in some of the Exbury azaleas and Weston Nurseries' summer-blooming azaleas. Joe Parks has used it in chilly New Hampshire to produce the beautiful and fragrant 'Cherokee Frosty Morn' and 'Cherokee Lemon Chiffon', both of which can be seen on our chapter web site. I have three unnamed crosses from Fred Knippel of R. arborescens X R. cumberlandense; they are planted under huge pines with high deep shade and bloom in June with somewhat fragrant, frilly apricot and cream flowers. They couldn't be nicer.

Plants are shipped out on Mondays,Tuesdays,Wednesdays, and Saturdays...according to when the auction ends and payment received. Payment is due IMMEDIATELY at auction end thru PayPal. Therefore, late payment means slower shipping for you and plant possibly sold to secondary buyer, UNLESS YOU MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH ME VIA EBAY EMAIL. I take great care in wrapping plants to assure they arrive safely, but sometimes the Post Office gets careless and damages the package. I only ship plants to lower 48 states, Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Protectorates, and APO/FPO address no international shipping at this time, but am working on same on a country by country basis! If there are any certificates, special regulations for your state,  or special shipping costs above and beyond what normally occurs in my regular shipping to the lower 48 states...buyer is responsible to tell me and pay any additional costs incurred...as an example I just shipped to Puerto Rico, though with no problem...I'm thinking, if I ship to Alaska, for instance, I would need to do that during the summer and add heat packs...again, up to the buyer to tell me what is necessary, as you have received shipments before and you know better what is needed!! Thanks, JT
WE DO NOT ACCEPT ECHECKS OR ANY OTHER PAYMENT THAT TAKES TIME TO "PROCESS"...AS PLANTS AND EGGS CANNOT BE SET UP ON A SHELF TO WAIT!!!!
ONCE THE PLANTS LEAVE MY POSSESSION I CAN NOT GUARANTEE BUDS DUE TO TOO MANY VARIABLES SUCH AS POST OFFICE HANDLING, HEAT, AND COLD.
* ANY QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS, SEND ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL TRY TO ANSWER YOU. THANK YOU, JT FROM GREATER NEW WAVERLY, TEXAS!!!
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