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Dwarf Azalea (Atlanticum)

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The Dwarf Azalea (Atlanticum) is generally described as a perennial shrub. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the spring and summer . The Dwarf Azalea (Atlanticum) has dark green foliage and inconspicuous purple flowers, with a smattering of conspicuous brown fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in the early spring, with fruit and seed production starting in the spring and continuing until summer. Leaves are not retained year to year. The Dwarf Azalea (Atlanticum) has a long life span relative to most other plant species and a moderate growth rate. At maturity, the typical Dwarf Azalea (Atlanticum) will reach up to 2.3 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 2 feet.

The Dwarf Azalea (Atlanticum) is usually not commercially available except under contract. It can be propagated by bare root, container, cuttings, seed. It has a slow ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have low vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below 7°F. has medium tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Moderate
General Type Shrub
Growth Period Spring, Summer
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Long
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability Contracting Only
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Early Spring
Displays Fall Colors Yes
Shape/Growth Form Colonizing
Drought Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Height When Mature 2.3
Vegetative Spread Moderate
Flower Color Purple
Flower Conspicuousness Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Spring Summer
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Bare Root, Container, Cuttings, Seed
Moisture Requirements High
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Minimum Temperature 7
Soil Depth for Roots 12
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Resprout Ability Yes
Responds to Coppicing Yes
Growth Requirements
pH Range 4.2–5.7 pH
Precipitation Range 36–36 inches/yr
Planting Density 2700–4800 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Coarse
Soil Depth for Roots 12
Minimum Frost-Free Days 220 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance None
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Palatability Medium
Fire Resistant No
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA

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Plant Name Synonyms
  • Azalea atlantica
Plant Distribution
can be found in District of Columbia, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia