Wild Azalea Care – Learn How To Grow Wild Azalea Shrubs

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Wild azalea (Rhododendron canescens) is a striking plant also known as mountain azalea, hoary azalea, or Florida Pinxter azalea. Although it is native to the southeastern United States, wild azalea grows in mild climates across much of the country. Want to learn about growing wild azaleas in your garden? Read on for more information. Mountain Azalea Info Learn how to grow wild azaleas in the landscape is as easy as enjoying their blooms. Hummingbirds, bees and butterflies are attracted to the clusters of sweet-smelling pink or white flowers that appear before new growth in spring too. That being said, the plant is also attractive to wildlife, including hungry deer. Keep this under consideration before adding it to the garden. Plant mountain azalea seeds in the garden in late fall, or propagate softwood cuttings in late spring. Allow spreading room of 36