(Azuma-kagami Azalea, Evergreen Azalea, Kurume Azalea)
Azuma-kagami azalea is a very low growing, dense evergreen shrub with a rounded to spreading habit, and attractive tiered branches. It blooms in early to mid spring and bears profuse clusters (trusses) of bright pink blooms with darker pink markings.
This evergreen azalea should be grown in part sun to shade and acidic, organic-rich, well-drained soil. This cultivar will prosper if summers are warm and winters mild but still cold enough to allow for formation of flower buds the following spring....
Hybrids that have the East Asian species Rhododendron simsii, Rhododendron indicum, and Rhododendron murconatum in their ancestry, the evergreen azaleas of the Indian Group were first developed in the nineteenth century for greenhouse forcing, but also have proven to perform well in the landscape in areas where winters are moderate.
These shrubs are grown for their large long-lasting early- to mid-spring flowers on rounded compact plants. The unscented, funnel-shaped,...
Valued for it hardiness, its low broad habit, and its showy bloom, this hybrid of Rhododendron forrestii bears numerous loose clusters of deep cherry-red flowers in mid-spring. The ruffled, broadly funnel-shaped blooms are unscented and unblotched. The large oval leaves are glossy dark green. This dense compact shrub grows more than twice as wide as high.
Like most rhododendrons, 'Baden Baden' prefers partial shade and highly organic acid soil that is evenly moist but well-drained....
(Bali Rhododendron, Leach Hybrid Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
One of many outstanding hardy rhododendrons hybridized by David Leach of North Madison, Ohio, this broad rounded head-high shrub bears numerous wide-domed clusters of rose-pink flowers from mid- to late spring. The ruffled, broadly funnel-shaped blooms have a yellowish throat. The large narrowly elliptic leaves are yellow-green.
Like most rhododendrons, 'Bali' prefers partial shade and highly organic acid soil that is evenly moist but well-drained. Plant it shallowly and mulch well to conserve...
(Bariton Rhododendron, Hachmann Hybrid Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
One of hundreds of outstanding rhododendron hybrids introduced since 1951 by Hans and Holger Hachmann of Barmstedt, Germany, 'Bariton' bears showy spherical heads of deep reddish purple flowers with pale purple centers from mid- to late spring. The wide-flaring, wavy-edged, funnel-shaped blooms have a dark maroon blotch on their upper lobes. The upright, head-high plants are densely furnished with long narrow glossy green leaves.
Like most rhododendrons, Hachmann Hybrids prefer chilly winters,...
Auburn University Horticulture Department, Auburn, AL
(Evergreen Azalea, Robin Hill Azalea)
Robin Hill hybrid azaleas are a large group of evergreen shrubs that were hybridized in New Jersey by chemist and rhododendron enthusiast, Robert Gartrell. They are complex hybrids which combine the attributes of small-flowered hardy azaleas with those of the more tender large-flowered types. Generally, they are compact, spreading or mounding, have an extended blooming season and bear large flowers on small plants.
This large group of azaleas is quite cold tolerant. Their leaves are generally...
One of numerous hardy large-leaved rhododendrons developed by Anthony Shammarello of Euclid, Ohio, this hybrid of R. catawbiense 'Album' bears large spherical trusses of white funnel-shaped blooms in mid- to late spring. Each flower has a bold yellow blotch on its upper lobe. The large vigorous upright plants have long leathery dark-green leaves.
This beautiful evergreen shrub prefers partial shade and humus-rich, acid, moist, well-drained soil. Plant it shallowly and mulch...
Gerald L. Klingaman
Hybridized by its namesake, who also developed most of the Glenn Dale Hybrids, this dense broad evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large yellowish-pink flowers with irregular white margins. The wavy-edged, flaring, funnel-shaped flowers are highlighted by a bright red blotch on their upper lobes. After their mid-spring bloom, the flowers drop rather than persisting on the plant. This chest-high shrub has elliptic medium-green leaves, which turn coppery in cold weather.
Like most other azaleas,...
(Betty Anne Voss Azalea, Evergreen Azalea, Robin Hill Azalea)
Azalea ‘Betty Anne Voss’ bears large blooms of bright pink-purple with darker spots on the throat in the late spring. The flowers are double, hose-in-hose (two sets of petals, one inside the other), widely funnel-shaped and have frilly edges. The plants are dwarf, rounded and dense. Evergreen leaves are narrowly elliptic, glossy and dark green.
Robin Hill hybrid azaleas are a large group of evergreen shrubs that were hybridized in New Jersey by chemist and rhododendron enthusiast, Robert Gartrell....