(Hines Hybrid Azalea, Rachel Bandy Azalea, Rhododendron)
Introduced by Hines Nursery of Irvine, California, this tender evergreen azalea results from crosses among Belgian Indica Hybrids and other hybrid azaleas. It bears a profusion of large semi-double magenta-rose flowers from late winter to early spring. The clustered, fragrant blooms have burgundy-spotted upper lobes. This compact upright cultivar forms a chest-high shrub that is somewhat broader than tall. The small hairy lance-shaped leaves are glossy-green. Although developed partly for container...
(Rainbow Rhododendron, Rhododendron, Slocock Hybrid Rhododendron)
Offering a color pattern not often seen among rhododendrons, 'Rainbow' bears showy clusters of rose-rimmed, white-eyed flowers in mid-spring. The wide-flaring, funnel-shaped blooms are unscented and unmarked. This rounded upright medium-sized shrub has large ellpitic glossy green leaves. It was raised and introduced by W. C. Slocock of Woking, England, patriarch of one of the most prominent families in twentieth century English horticulture.
Like most rhododendrons, 'Rainbow' favors chilly...
(Nearing Hybrid Rhododendron, Ramapo Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
A delightful sprite of a rhododendron, this small-leaved Nearing Hybrid is valued for its dense compact habit, exceptional cold hardiness, and showy clusters of bright lavender-purple flowers from early to mid-spring. The flaring funnel-shaped flowers are unmarked. This mounded knee-high shrub has small round aromatic leaves that open pale dusty blue, deepen to bluish green, and become bronze-tinged in cold weather.
Guy Nearing of New Jersey developed numerous outstanding rhododendron cultivars...
Showy clusters of mildly fragrant purplish-pink flowers adorn this compact evergreen azalea in mid-spring. The wide-flaring, starry, funnel-shaped blooms have red-spotted upper lobes. This dense low spreading shrub has small rounded leaves.
Bred for their low spreading habit and good cold-hardiness, Carlson Hybird azaleas were developed after 1960 by Bob and Jan Carlson at their nursery in South Salem, New York. They are hybrids of 'Mucronatum', an ancient white-flowered cultivar from Japan. These...
Bearing showy clusters of large, brilliant orange-red, maroon-blotched flowers in spring, 'Red Bird' 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 a shoulder-high shrub, this dense upright cultivar has narrowly oval mid-green leaves. The funnel-shaped flowers are held on strong stems and drop after fading rather than...
(Evergreen Azalea, Red Formosa Azalea, Southern Indica Hybrid Azalea)
A heat-tolerant Southern Indica Hybrid, this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large reddish purple flowers from early to mid-spring. Red freckles dot the upper lobes of the broadly funnel-shaped single flowers. This upright rounded head-high shrub has handsome dark green leaves.
Selected in the Southeast United States for their tolerance of hot humid conditions, Southern Indica azaleas descend from the Belgian Indica Group. Their ancestry includes the East Asian species Rhododendron...
A Belgian Indica hybrid, this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large, semi-double, cherry-red blooms. The funnel shaped, scentless flowers appear from early to mid-spring, but may also bloom in late fall and winter in frost-free districts. The mounded waist-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 azaleas...
David C. Royster
One of numerous hardy evergreen azaleas hybridized by Anthony Shammarello of Euclid, Ohio, this aptly named cultivar bears numerous clusters of intense red funnel-shaped flowers in mid-spring. They have no contrasting marks. This compact broadly upright plant has glossy olive-green leaves that turn red and yellow in fall.
Give 'Red Red' partial shade and humus-rich, acid, moist, well-drained soil. Plant it shallowly and mulch well to conserve moisture and suppress weeds. It does best in warm...
Gerald L. Klingaman
One of the Rutherford Hybrid azaleas, this evergreen shrub bears showy clusters of ruffled rose-red flowers from early to mid-spring. It may also bloom in fall and winter in frost-free climates. The flowers are hose-in-hose (with two "stacked" whorls of petals). The compact rounded plants have elliptic mid-green leaves.
Tracing their ancestry to the Kurume Hybrids as well as to several East Asian species including Rhododendron simsii, R. indicum, and R....
(Evergreen Azalea, Hershey Azalea, Red Sunset Azalea)
Red sunset azalea is unique because it performs well in sunny locations, unlike many other azaleas. This deciduous shrub has an upright, spreading habit and blooms in mid spring. Its flowers are born in large rounded clusters called trusses. These are bright red, funnel-shaped and have ruffled edges. In autumn, their foliage turns shades of yellow and red.
Arneson hybrid azaleas prefer full to part sun and well drained, organic soil. They look great when planted among small flowering trees and...