- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 4 - 6 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 5 - 7 Feet
- Mature Spread 6 - 8 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
The Pink and Sweet Swamp Azalea does not have the most pleasant name, but make no mistake that its flowers are showy with a sweet fragrance. The Azalea viscosum boasts star-shaped flowers in pale pink that bloom in clusters starting in late June. The shiny, dark green, elliptic leaves give the plant a bushy look. The foliage turns brilliant shades of red and orange in the fall for continued visual interest.
This Azalea is a large shrub that can create a lovely flowering hedge or divide a space. Plant the Pink and Sweet Swamp Azalea in beds or borders. The lovely blooms attract pollinators. Pink and Sweet is native to the U.S., so once it acclimates, it will thrive with minimal care. This plant is a deciduous shrub that grows as a perennial in zones 4 through 8.
Pink and Sweet Swamp Azalea Care
A spot that receives 4 to 6 hours of sunlight is necessary for this Azalea to look its best. This shrub has average water needs. The soil should be acidic, moist, and well drained. Feed this shrub using a fertilizer formulated for acid lovers in the spring before new growth appears.
Shape the plant as needed after the flowers fade. Azalea plants set buds for the following year in the late summer, so trim the plant before buds appear.
Pink and Sweet Swamp Azalea Spacing
The Pink and Sweet Swamp Azalea has an upright growth habit with a well-branched structure. This shrub grows 5 to 7 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide. Space each plant 6 to 8 feet apart for a group planting.
Pink and Sweet Swamp Azalea Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 4 - 6 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 5 - 7 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 6 - 8 Feet|
|Spacing: 6 - 8 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Deep Green Foliage|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Interest|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America|
|Common Name: Pink and Sweet Swamp Azalea|
|Other Name(s): Viscosum Azalea|
|Scientific Name: Azalea 'Pink and Sweet'|
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