Fragrant summer blooms. Appalachian Native Plants have been mapping fine forms of Rhododendron calendulaceum in the Northern Peaks of North Carolina for several years. Rhododendron austrinum X Gibralter 'Tiger' and Rhododendron austrinum X Gibralter 'Aubie' Native Azaleas are a beautiful plant and are completely different from hybrid azaleas. This, combined with the sweet fragrance of many species, explains why people sometimes call them “bush honeysuckle.” Flower colors include white, pink, yellow, orange and red. Other native azaleas available include the coastal azalea (R. atlanticum), the pinxterbloom azalea (R. periclymenoides), the swamp azalea (R. viscosum) and numerous cultivars of crosses between the native azaleas. Native Azaleas Although they're called wild honeysuckle by old timers, native azaleas (like the evergreen Asian species) are of the genus Rhododendron. Botanically speaking, Georgia is a very interesting state for native plants. This is a picture of one of mine. Like many East Coast states, Georgia has a wide variety of terrains from mountains, to flatland forests, to coastal sandhills, to swamps and beaches..and thus a wide variety of native plants. $23.95. Deciduous wild rhododendron. Gallon shrub. Rhododendron occidentale: Western Azalea. The variety is called the Florida azalea (Rhododendrum austrinum), even though it grows great in Georgia. $24.95. Almost all native azaleas have long, tubular flowers. Azaleas (Rhododendron) are the ideal bush for nearly any setting. Flowers can range from near-white to deep rose-pink and tend to bloom before the leaves emerge in early May. Rhododendron Arborescens, Sweet Azalea. Native azaleas should never be taken from native stands, for many of them are endangered. Alabama Native Azalea. White, pale pink, yellow to orange or combinations of all of these colors are common. With several Auburn alums in our family, we are proud to offer these azaleas from "The Plains." These crosses have added to the many color variations and color combinations naturally present in our native azaleas. $23.95. These azaleas make great gifts for the Auburn fan in your life who already has everything "Auburn." More Information About Georgia native plants. There are thirteen different types of native azaleas that grow here in Georgia. There are a number of native azalea species that thrive in the Tallahassee area, and we almost always have a good stock of them at Native Nurseries. Planting azalea bushes is a great way to bring resilient color to your perennial garden. The pinkshell azalea is the most highly rated for its bloom of large shell-pink blossoms. Native to Oregon and California coastal areas – Flower color varies on plants found in the wild, or in plants grown from seeds. Rhodendron calendulaceum, Flame Azalea; may be the most beautiful of all the native azaleas. 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