Rhododendron viscosum Torr.
Deciduous azalea with hairy shoots, elliptic leaves, to 3cm long, often glaucous beneath, and trusses of up to 12 tubular or funnel-shaped fragrant white flowers suffused with pink, to 3cm long, appearing after the leaves in summer. To 2.5m. [RHSE, Hortus, Hilliers'].
Horticultural & Botanical History
Introduced to Britain in 1734 as Azalea viscosa. [PD]. Meerburg pl.9/1798.
History at Camden Park
Probably short lived in the gardens as it was listed only in the 1845 catalogue.
Published Jun 08, 2009 - 03:42 PM | Last updated Sep 11, 2011 - 03:41 PM