This white flowering Azalea is a delightful addition to the shrub border, and adds a delicate and refined character to the garden. They are named Sweet Azalea after their sweet-scented aroma. Rhododendron arborescens is one of the hardiest azaleas and one of the last azaleas to bloom in the spring. Plant them in shady areas in your garden in acid soil.
Harvest seeds after flowering.
Softwood cuttings are taken from the new growth. The cutting environment should be humid because any wilting will stress the cuttings.
Remove and clean the seeds before storing. Do not cover the seeds with a medium like perlite, just sprinkle the seeds on top of a sandy soil mixture.
Place a branch on the soil and place a rock to keep some of the eyes in contact with ground and excluding light. After 1-3 months roots will grow from the covered eyes!
Attracts useful insects
Attracts bees and butterflies
Dark green leaves can also become deep red to purple in autumn.
Eastern United States of America
Temperate to Cold
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Loam, Sand, Clay
Soil PH preference
Bud blast, Powdery mildew, Petal blight, Azalea leaf gall, Leaf spots and Rust.