Rhododendron arborescens

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Rhododendron arborescens


Taxonavigation: Ericales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Ericaceae
Subfamilia: Ericoideae
Tribus: Rhodoreae
Genus: Rhododendron
Subgenus: R. subg. Hymenanthes
Sectio: R. sect. Pentanthera
Subsectio: R. subsect. Pentanthera
Species: Rhododendron arborescens



Rhododendron arborescens (Pursh) Torr., Fl. N. Middle United States 1(2): 425 (1824).


  • Azalea arborea Bart. ex Pursh
  • Azalea arborescens Pursh
  • Azalea fragrans Rafin.
  • Rhododendron arborescens f. flavescens Rehder
  • Rhododendron arborescens var. richardsonii Rehder ex E.H.Wilson & Rehder
  • Rhododendron arborescens f. rubescens Rehder




Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional:Eastern USA
      • USA (Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Vernacular names

English: Smooth azalea
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