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Cory Azalea
Rhododendron viscosum (R. coryi)


Cory azalea grows near bogs, streams and low woods in Southeast Texas where it is apparently endemic (native only to a small area). Its white flowers appear after the new leaves have developed. It is thought by some to be only a different variety of Rhododendron oblongifolium, as its strongly rhizomatous habit and small size are the only features that separate it from R. oblongifolium.

Plant Habit or Use: groundcover
small shrub

Exposure: partial sun

Flower Color: white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: capsule

Height: 1.5 to 3.5 feet

Width: 2 feet, spreading

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: acid

USDA Hardiness Zone: 9

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