Azaleas that Truly Feel at Home in Your Southern Landscaping
When most people think of azaleas, they picture the pink, rose, and white evergreen plants. But there are a couple of dozen species of native southeastern azaleas that can hold their own as important additions to the home landscape. The growth habit of native azaleas is not the dense, evergreen one of the Japanese varieties; instead, most native azaleas are deciduous, losing their leaves in autumn to reveal a shapely, elegant form that gives structural interest to the winter landscape.
Photo of plumleaf azalea, courtesy of Sunlight Gardens (sunlightgardens.com)