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Carolina rhododendron
Rhododendron carolinianum in Minsk botanical garden.jpg
A specimen in bloom at the Botanical Garden of Minsk
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron
R. m. var. minus
Trinomial name
Rhododendron minus var. minus
  • Rhododendron carolinianum Rehder
  • Rhododendron punctatum Andrews
  • Rhododendron cuthbertii Small

Rhododendron minus var. minus, the Carolina azalea or Carolina rhododendron, is a rhododendron species native to the mountains of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Northeast Georgia. It is commonly known as Rhododendron carolinianum in the horticultural trade.


Cultivars include 'Album', 'Carolina Gold', 'Luteum' and 'White Perfection'. R. caroliniaum was crossed with Rhododendron dauricum to create the PJM hybrids.

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