(Evergreen Azalea, Hino-white Azalea, Shammarello Hybrid Azalea)
One of numerous hardy evergreen azaleas hybridized by Anthony Shammarello of Euclid, Ohio, ‘Hino-white' bears large pure white blooms in mid-spring. The widely funnel-shaped flowers have frilly edges. The plants are dwarf and spreading, much wider than tall. The elliptic leaves are a glossy olive-green.
Evergreen azaleas prefer partial shade and humus-rich, acid, moist, well-drained soil. Plant them shallowly and mulch well to conserve moisture and suppress weeds. They do best in warm summers...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Evergreen Azalea, Hinode-giri Azalea, Kurume Azalea)
Kurume azalea ‘Hinode-giri’ is a dwarf evergreen shrub with a rounded to spreading habit and attractive tiered branches. It blooms in early to mid-spring and bears profuse clusters of single cherry red blooms. The flowers are funnel-shaped and moderately sized with ruffled edges. Dark green leaves take on a red or burgundy tint in winter.
These popular evergreen shrubs are grown for their mid to late spring showy blooms and neat habit. The slow-growing plants are mounding to tiered and wider...
(Holden Rhododendron, Rosebay, Shammarello Rhododendron)
A very compact rhododendron, ‘Holden’ is noted for large clusters of single, open funnel-shaped blooms. The flowers are bright rose-red tinged blue with a dark red blotch and appear early to mid-spring. The plants are compact, round and dense in habit. Very large evergreen leaves are long, leathery, glossy, partly twisted and dark green. This lovely rhododendron is named in honor of the Holdens of the Holden Arboretum.
Anthony Shammarello of Euclid, Ohio spent decades starting in the 1930s...
(Ice Cube Rhododendron, Rhododendron, Shammarello Hybrid Rhododendron)
Combining exceptional cold-hardiness, a dense rounded habit, and showy late-spring bloom, this Shammarello Hybrid bears conical clusters of large white flowers with a sunny yellow blotch. The wide-flaring, funnel-shaped blooms have slightly wavy edges. This rounded head-high evergreen shrub has long elliptic olive-green leaves.
Like most rhododendrons, 'Ice Cube' does well in partial shade and highly organic, well-drained, acid soil. It departs from the norm, however, in tolerating considerable...
Introduced by Hines Nursery of Irvine, California, these tender evergreen azaleas result from crosses among Belgian Indica Hybrids and other hybrid azaleas. They were selected for their compact rounded habit and their profusion of large funnel-shaped flowers from later winter into early spring. The clustered single, semi-double, or double flowers are sometimes fragrant. Flower colors include pink, purple, and rose. The small hairy lance-shaped leaves are glossy-green. Although developed partly for...
(Ignatius Sargent Rhododendron, Rhododendron, Waterer Hybrid Rhododendron)
Well over a century old and still well worth planting, this exceptionally cold-hardy Waterer Hybrid bears spherical clusters of rose-pink, red-blotched flowers from mid- to late spring. The wide-flaring, funnel-shaped blooms are lightly fragrant. This spreading, open, head-high shrub has large slightly puckered medium-green leaves.
One of the horticultural dynasties of nineteenth and twentieth century England, the Waterer family introduced a diversity of large-leaved rhododendrons through...
Bred from Southern Indica and possibly Belgian Indica and Indian hybrids, this heat-tolerant evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of double pink flowers from early to mid-spring. The funnel-shaped blooms are hose-in-hose (with two superimposed whorls of petals). In frost-free climates it may rebloom in fall and winter. The compact, spreading mounded plants are densely furnished with handsome dark green leaves.
Selected in the Southeast United States for their tolerance of hot humid conditions,...
A Belgian Indica hybrid, this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large semi-double strawberry-pink blooms with creamy white rims. The scentless flowers appear from early to mid-spring, but may also bloom in late fall and winter in frost-free districts. The mounded thigh-high plants have elliptical, dark glossy-green leaves.
Primarily derived from the East Indian species Rhododendron simsii, Rhododendron indicum, and Rhododendron murconatum , Belgian Indica...
(Hybrid Azalea, Issho-no-Haru Hybrid Azalea)
Satsuki hybrid azaleas are evergreen shrubs prized for their large flowers, and low growing, compact habits. These have been extensively cultivated in Japan for over five hundred years and are frequently used as specimen plants in traditional Japanese gardens and for bonsai.
The cultivar 'Issho-no-Haru' produces large, purple-pink, star-shaped flowers. These generally appear in mid to late spring.
Most azaleas prefer part sun to shade and thrive in well drained, organic rich soil. Satsuki hybrids...