(Evergreen Azalea, Merlin Evergreen Azalea)
Displaying showy clusters of large, lilac-purple, maroon-flecked blooms from mid- to late spring, 'Merlin' is one of the more than 400 evergreen azalea hybrids developed from the late 1920s through the 1940s at the United States Department of Agriculture’s Plant Introduction Station at Glenn Dale, Maryland.
Eventually forming an eye-high, upright and spreading shrub, this vigorous cultivar has narrow matte green leaves. The funnel-shaped flowers are held on strong stems and drop after fading...
(Evergreen Azalea, Michael Hill Evergreen Azalea, North Tisbury Hybrid Azalea)
The North Tisbury azalea ‘Michael Hill' bears lovely large deep shrimp-pink flowers in late spring. The funnel-shaped single blooms have burgundy speckling on their upper lobes. This dense broad ground-hugging plant has small elliptic glossy-green leaves that are bronze-tinged in fall and winter.
North Tisbury Hybrids are low-growing evergreen azaleas introduced by Polly Hill of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Like most North Tisbury cultivars, 'Michael Hill' is a hybrid of Rhododendron...
(Michael Waterer Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
Well over a century old and still well worth planting, this cold-hardy, profusely blooming Waterer Hybrid bears spherical clusters of magenta-red flowers from mid- to late spring. The wide-flaring, funnel-shaped blooms fade to rosy crimson as they age. This dense rounded slow-growing shrub has large, elliptic, 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 their...
(Evergreen Azalea, Harris Azalea, Midnight Flare Azalea)
Midnight flare azalea is a compact, evergreen azalea, one of many hybrid azaleas introduced by James Harris of Lawrenceville, Georgia, in the 1970s and 1980s. It bears deep tomato-red flowers with ruffled petals in late spring. The relatively large, puckered leaves assume reddish tints in fall. Like most azaleas, 'Midnight Flare' prefers partial shade and thrives in well drained, humus-rich, acid soil. It works well in many garden settings including woodland plantings, mixed borders, and containers....
Mark A. Miller
Combining showy bloom and superior cold hardiness, this Gable Hybird azalea bears luminous lavender-pink flowers from mid- to late spring on low wide plants. The fragrant broadly funnel-shaped blooms have burgundy freckles on their upper lobes. The flowers fade in full sun. The small, elliptic, shiny green leaves turn bright colors in fall. The foliage is semi-evergreen or deciduous in severe winters.
Developed mostly by Joseph Gable of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, Gable Hybrids include some...
David C. Royster
Large white semi-double or single flowers with purple-pink edges ornament the compact upright branches of this evergreen azalea in mid-spring. A few solid pink flowers also occur. The ruffled funnel shaped blooms are prolifically borne in few-flowered clusters. The narrow oval leaves are glossy green. This cultivar grows slowly into a dense rounded shrub.
Prized for their large flowers and compact habit, Satsuki Azaleas descend from Rhododendron indicum, Rhododendron eriocarpum,...
(Minnetonka Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
'Minnetonka' is a large-leaved, compact, slow-growing, evergreen rhododendron valued for its showy flowers, glossy foliage, and exceptional hardiness. In late spring, deep reddish-purple buds open to large trusses (15 flowers per truss) of light lavender-pink flowers with a yellow-green blotch. 'Minnetonka' prefers partial shade and acid, humus-rich soil. It is versatile in the landscape, working well in woodland settings or foundation plantings.
James H. Schutte
(Evergreen Azalea, Mission Bells Azalea)
'Mission Bells' is a compact, slow-growing, evergreen shrub valued for its lightly fragrant flowers and attractive, glossy, dark-green, medium-sized foliage. In mid spring it produces large trusses of drooping, pink-flushed flowers. It prefers partial shade and acid, humus-rich soil. 'Mission Bells' is versatile in the landscape and works well in woodland settings or foundation plantings.
(Evergreen Azalea, Moby Dick Azalea, Schroeder Azalea)
The Schroeder Hybrids are a series of compact, exceptionally hardy evergreen azaleas hybridized by H. R. Schroeder of Evansville, Indiana. The cultivar 'Moby Dick' bears proportionately large white flowers on mounded branches in late spring. Like most evergreen azaleas, it prefers partial shade and moist, humus-rich, acid soil. It works well in shade gardens and mixed borders.
(Dwarf Rhododendron, Moerheim Rhododendron)
Valued for its bright early blooms, its low mounded habit, and its handsome evergreen leaves, this hybrid of Rhododendron impeditum bears showy clusters of lilac-violet flowers from early to mid-spring. This dense waist-high shrub has small elliptic glossy green leaves that turn burgundy in cold weather.
Like most rhododendrons, 'Moerheim' favors chilly winters, moderate summers, and highly organic, well-drained, acidic soil. It departs from the norm, however, in preferring light shade...