Gerald L. Klingaman
(Coral Bells Azalea, Evergreen Azalea, Kurume Azalea)
Kurume azalea ‘Coral Bells’ 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 light coral-pink to peach-pink, funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose (two sets of petals, one inside the other) blooms.
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 that tall. Small, funnel-shaped blooms are borne...
The Satsuki Azalea ‘Coral Cascade' is a broadleaf evergreen shrub that bears large single white blooms with a lilac-pink rim. The many funnel shaped blooms occur in few-flowered clusters in mid- to late spring. The small leaves are elliptical and glossy green. The low slow-growing plants are spreading, well branched and dense.
Prized for their large flowers and compact habit, Satsuki Azaleas descend from Rhododendron indicum, Rhododendron eriocarpum, and other species and...
(Coral Sea Azalea)
The evergreen azalea ‘Coral Sea’ bears beautiful light coral-pink blooms with pointed petals. The early- to mid-spring flowers are single, funnel-shaped, and wavy-edged, with a contrasting central blotch. The upright, medium-sized plants have oval hairy dark green leaves.
This cultivar is part of a group of hybrids developed by Julian J. Chisolm in the late 1940s and later released by Dr. E. I. Merritt. Most include the hardy East Asian azalea Rhododendron yedoense variety poukhanense...
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...
(Corsage Azalea, Evergreen Azalea, Gable Azalea)
Combining showy bloom and superior cold hardiness, 'Corsage' bears pale lavender-lilac flowers from mid- to late spring on broad upright plants. The fragrant, broadly funnel-shaped blooms have maroon speckles on their upper lobes. The dull dark green leaves are semi-evergreen in severe winters.
Developed mostly by Joseph Gable of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, Gable Hybrids include some of the hardiest evergreen azaleas available, thanks to the contributions of Rhododendron yedoense...
(Catawba Rhododendron, Catawba Rosebay, Cosmopolitan Rhododendron)
Cosmopolitan rhododendron has large, showy clusters (trusses) of tubular, broad, bell-shaped
pink flowers with a deep pink throat. This large, dense, broadleaf evergreen shrub has large, glossy, dark green leaves that can suffer from sun and wind damage if left too exposed in the winter months. Most rhododendron thrive in sites with part shade and moist, acidic, highly organic soil that is perfectly drained. They are susceptible to a wide variety of fungal diseases and insect pests and will be...
(Catawba Rhododendron, Catawba Rosebay, County of York Rhododendron)
County of York rhododendron has large, showy clusters (trusses) of tubular, broad, bell-shaped
white flowers with an olive green blotch at the throat. This large, dense, broadleaf evergreen shrub has large, glossy, dark green leaves that can suffer from sun and wind damage if left too exposed in the winter months. Most rhododendron thrive in sites with part shade and moist, acidic, highly organic soil that is perfectly drained. They are susceptible to a wide variety of fungal diseases and insect...
(Cunningham Hybrid Rhododendron, Cunningham's Blush Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
Featuring showy flowers in mid-spring and handsome foliage year-round, this hybrid rhododendron bears loose clusters of funnel-shaped pink flowers with burgundy and buff markings on their upper lobes. It gradually forms a medium to tall upright shrub with long glossy dark green leaves.
Like most rhododendrons, 'Cunningham's Blush' prefers some shade and a highly organic acid soil that is evenly moist but well-drained. Plant it shallowly and mulch well to conserve moisture and suppress weeds....
(Cunningham Hybrid Rhododendron, Cunningham's White Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
Featuring showy flowers in mid-spring and handsome foliage year-round, this hybrid rhododendron bears loose domed clusters of relatively small funnel-shaped white flowers with burgundy and buff markings on their upper lobes. This neat rounded chest-high shrub is densely furnished with long glossy dark green leaves.
Like most rhododendrons, 'Cunningham's White' prefers some shade and a highly organic acid soil that is evenly moist but well-drained. It departs from the norm, however, in its...
Introduced in the mid-nineteenth century, this Standish & Noble Hybrid is still one of the best rhododendrons for background and screening purposes. Showy conical trusses of deep rose-pink flowers appear in mid-spring. The funnel-shaped blooms have a dark red blotch. This large rounded evergreen shrub has long elliptic medium-green leaves.
Developed in the 1840s and 1850s by John Standish and Charles Noble at the renowned Sunningdale Nursery in Devon, England, Standish & Noble hybrids figure...