A hybrid of Rhododendron griersonianum, this wide-spreading, medium-sized to large evergreen shrub produces domed clusters of deep rose-red flowers in mid-spring. The flaring, funnel-shaped blooms have dark red speckles. The long narrow dark green leaves are sparsely borne.
Like most rhododendrons, 'Damozel' 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. Do any necessary...
A heat-tolerant Southern Indica Hybrid, this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large salmon-pink flowers from early to mid-spring. Orange freckles dot the upper lobes of the broadly funnel-shaped flowers. The broad, rounded, shoulder-high plants have 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...
Remarkable for its dense habit and its distinctive two-lipped flowers, this hardy hybrid rhododendron bears numerous spherical clusters of pale purple blooms from mid- to late spring. The wide-flaring flowers have lightly brown-spotted upper lobes. This compact shoulder-high shrub has glossy dark-green leaves with rolled-under margins..
Like most rhododendrons, 'Daphnoides' does well in partial shade and highly organic, well-drained, acid soil. Plant it shallowly and mulch well to conserve...
(Catawba Rhododendron, Catawba Rosebay, Daphne Rhododendron)
Daphne rhododendron has large, showy clusters (trusses) of tubular, broad, bell-shaped
flowers of light purple with brown markings. This medium-sized, 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...
(David Gable Hybrid Azalea, Evergreen Azalea)
The showy blooms of David Gable Hybrid evergreen azalea are borne in dome-shaped trussed. Its deep pink flowers appear from mid- to late spring on upright rounded plants. The broadly funnel-shaped blooms bear dark red blotches in their throats. The leathery, elliptic leaves are deep green.
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 var....
The product of crosses between Belgian Indica, Southern Indica, Kurume, and other hybrid azaleas, these heat- and drought-tolerant evergreen shrubs were bred in Modesto, California, by Leonard L. Brooks. Most bear large showy funnel-shaped flowers in mid- to late-spring. Flower color is usually white, pink, or red. The upright rounded medium-size plants have elliptical leaves that hold their glossy-green color year-round. Look for the white-flowered 'Madonna' and the pink 'My Valentine.'
(Delaware Valley White Azalea, Evergreen Azalea)
The Mucronatum group comprises hybrids of Rhododendron 'Murcronatum', a white-flowered azalea of obscure origin from Japan. They are slow-growing evergreen to semi-evergreen shrubs with upright branches and hairy oval leaves. The cultivar 'Delaware Valley White' bears an abundance of pure-white flowers on compact, dense branches in spring. It prefers medium sun to shade and well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil. 'Delaware Valley White' is versatile in the landscape, doing and looking well in woodland...
Offering considerable cold-hardiness, showy flowers, and handsome evergreen foliage, this hybrid rhododendron bears large clusters of carmine flowers in late spring. The wide-flaring, funnel-shaped flowers have ruffled edges. This broad rounded medium-sized to large shrub is densely furnished with large glossy dark green leaves.
Like most rhododendrons, 'Dr. V.H. Rutgers' prefers some shade and a highly organic acid soil that is evenly moist but well-drained. Plant it shallowly and mulch well...
(Dora Amateis Rhododendron, Rhododendron)
Valued for its exceptional cold-hardiness, its handsome evergreen leaves, its broad compact habit, and its profuse early-spring blooms, this Rhododendron minus hybrid bears abundant clusters of pinkish buds opening to white flowers. The wide-flaring, funnel-shaped blooms have faint green spotting on their upper lobes. Forming a dense mound twice as broad as tall, this waist-high shrub has relatively small dark green leaves that become bronze-tinged in sunlight. The flowers and foliage are...