- SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rhododendron canescens
- PLANT TYPE: Shrub
- SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: roh-do-DEN-dron kan-ESS-kens
- TAGS: Plant Tags: azalea, deciduous, and fragrant. Plant Types: Shrub.
Piedmont Azalea (Rhododendron canescens) grows in partial shade to full sun; requires acid soil; does best with a lot of organic matter in the soil; like slightly moist soil; plant will be bushier with more sun; will slowly form clumps by sending up suckers. It blooms in early spring, just about time the leaves come out. Other Common Names: Pinxter Azalea,...