Thursday November 12, 2015

Nestled along the banks of Bent Creek and easily reached from the main gardens, the National Native Azalea Collection is a woodland garden with azaleas representing every species native to the US, along with many natural hybrids and selections. In late spring and early summer the garden is a diverse and eye-catching composition of color, form, and fragrance set among native ferns, wild-flowers, shrubs and trees. During other times of the year the sky opens above the canopy and the natural architecture of the rock out-croppings is revealed. Be sure to explore the various trails throughout the garden.

This collection was accredited by the Plant Collections Network in 1995 and consists of 19 taxa.

Collection Holdings


  • North Carolina Arboretum
    North Carolina Arboretum