Rhododendron atlanticum 'Marydel' (Ericaceae)
'Marydel' Coastal Azalea
A low growing azalea of 3-6' with abundant pinkish-white, fragrant blooms April to May. Rhododendron atlanticum inhabits coastal pine barrens and moist woods, where plants develop into large colonies. Reblooms occasionally in autumn, and is tolerant of moist locations. Once thought to be a hybrid, 'Marydel' is a particularly pink-toned and fragrant form of R. atlanticum discovered in the wild by plantswoman Polly Hill.
Bloom color: pink-white
Bloom period: late-spring
Container size: Gal.