|Formerly known as R. nudiflorum, R. periclymenoides is a low to medium deciduous azalea native to the woods of the eastern U.S. Its flowers are lightly scented and range from white to pink to lavender-pink, with short, nonglandular tubes. This species is very hardy.
The deciduous native azalea is known for excellent fall color and unsurpassed spring flowers. It is usually less picky about soil, though it too prefers acid conditions. Though azaleas have a potentially large list of possible pest and disease problems, they are usually trouble free if planted correctly in proper cultural conditions.