Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Rhododendron linearifolium var. macrosepalum

 


Partial Shade
Evergreen
Attracts Butterflies

Rhododendron linearifolium var. macrosepalum 'Seigai' (Ericaceae)
(ro-do-DEN-dron lin-air-i-FOL-ee-um)
'Seigai' Azalea

This special rhodie is our only non-native Azalea. At first glance, most people do not recognize this evergreen as a rhododendron because of the extremely narrow, linear, fuzzy leaves. In addition, unusual rose-lilac flowers have uncharacteristic strap-like petals and are lightly fragrant. A unique specimen with a light and airy texture. Grows 3-4' tall and requires the same culture as other members of this genus: porous, well drained, acidic soil with high broken shade. Slow growing, but worth the wait.

Bloom color: hot-pink
Bloom period: mid-spring
Height: 3-4'
Spread: 3-4'
Zones: 6-7

Container size: Qt.
Price: $20
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