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Native Azaleas: From the Lab to the Mountains and Back

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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August 15


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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ON-SITE | Thursday, August 15, 6 – 7:30 pm

When going for a walk in the great outdoors of western North Carolina, it isn’t long before something will catch your eye. “Ooo, a red eft! So cute and fierce.” You also realize that there is amazing plant diversity all around, from the small plants where the red efts hide through the brushy understory up to the forest canopy. One group of the brushy understory is native azaleas, which are quite distinct from the evergreen azaleas one sees in many gardens. Come learn how to recognize native azaleas – their diversity across more than a dozen species, where they occur naturally, and “Ooo! Look at that one. I wish I could have it on my property” – and how to propagate them in order to preserve them. Be better equipped to spot and understand our native azaleas during your walks and hikes throughout western North Carolina.

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Learn more about our class offerings here: https://www.ncarboretum.org/education-programs/adult-education-classes/