This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Pinxter flower, Pinxterbloom azalea
- Native Plants, Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Formerly known as Rhododendron nudiflorum
Does best with a half day of sun; spreads by stolons
- Woody, evergreen or deciduous shrub. Fruit an elongated capsule. This plant is frequently damaged by deer.
- 4-10 ft. Size varies with habitat
- Leaves alternate, simple, smooth- or toothed-margined. Dull yellow fall foliage
- Flowers in a terminal cluster, tubular, 5-parted. Variable flower color: white, pink or yellow. Often cotton candy pink. Some are fragrant. Flowers before leaves emerge.
- Moist, well drained soil but will grow in sandy soil
- Low, spreading, much branched
- Sun to partial shade
- Poison Part:
- All parts.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Salivation, watering of eyes and nose, abdominal pain, loss of energy, depression, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, difficult breathing, progressive paralysis of arms and legs, coma.
- Toxic Principle:
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as cultivated woody shrub; forest or natural area.
NCCES plant id: 537