One of the few evergreen azaleas with variegated foliage, this Girard Hybrid also features showy clusters of large glowing rose-red flowers in mid-spring. The clustered, broadly funnel shaped flowers have slightly ruffled petals. This cultivar slowly forms a compact rounded plant clad in small oval white-margined leaves.
Azaleas prefer sites with partial shade and highly organic acid soil that is evenly moist but well-drained. Plant them shallowly and mulch well to conserve moisture and suppress...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Evergreen Azalea, Glacier Azalea, Glenn Dale Azalea)
Widely considered to be one of the best white-flowered evergreen azaleas, 'Glacier' was introduced in 1947 by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Plant Introduction Station at Glenn Dale, Maryland. The glistening white, funnel-shaped, single flowers have green flecking at their throats. They appear in mid-spring.
This compact cultivar grows slowly into a waist-high, mounded shrub with glossy dark-green oval leaves. The flowers are held on strong stems and drop after fading rather...
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...
(Evergreen Azalea, Glamour Azalea, Morrison Hybrid Azalea)
Bearing showy clusters of vivid rosy-red flowers in early to mid-spring, 'Glamour' is one of the more than 400 named 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. Dark red speckles dot the upper lobes of the flaring funnel-shaped blooms. The flowers drop after fading rather than persisting on the plant. This broadly upright, shoulder-high shrub has narrow dark-green leaves...
David C. Royster
A Belgian Indica hybrid, this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large semi-double rose-pink flowers with pinkish-white margins and a scarlet blotch. The funnel shaped, scentless blooms appear from early to mid-spring, but may also bloom in late fall and winter in frost-free districts. The upright, waist-high plants have elliptical, dark glossy-green leaves.
Primarily derived from the East Indian species Rhododendron simsii, Rhododendron indicum, and Rhododendron...
One of the so-called Indian hybrid azaleas, this evergreen shrub bears showy clusters of large single orange-red flowers from early to mid-spring. The broadly funnel-shaped blooms are unscented. The compact mounded plants have elliptic dark green leaves.
Hybrids derived from several East Asian species including Rhododendron simsii, R. indicum, and R. murconatum, Indian Group azaleas were first developed in the nineteenth century for greenhouse forcing,...
The striking flowers of this compact hybrid rhododendron are orange with a broad rose-pink rim and red-blotched upper lobes. The flaring, funnel-shaped, loosely clustered blooms appear from mid- to late spring. This dense chest-high shrub has large glossy dark-green leaves.
Like most rhododendrons, 'Golden Gate' does well in partial shade and highly organic, well-drained, acid soil. Plant it shallowly and mulch well to conserve moisture and suppress weeds. Do any necessary pruning directly...
Well over a century old and still going strong, this cold-hardy and heat-tolerant Rhododendron catawbiense hybrid bears domed clusters of white, pink-stained blooms in late spring. Opening from colorful reddish buds, the slightly fragrant, wide-flaring, funnel-shaped blooms have a rust-yellow blotch on their upper lobes. This dense, broadly rounded, medium-sized shrub has long elliptic glossy-green leaves.
Like most rhododendrons, 'Gomer Waterer' does well in partial shade and highly...
Bringing a burst of bright color to the awakening garden, this dense medium-sized shrub bears tight sphericial clusters of large glowing deep red blooms in early spring. The wide-flaring, wavy-edged, funnel-shaped blooms are unmarked. This broadly rounded, shoulder-high, evergreen shrub has very large elliptic dark-green leaves.
Like most rhododendrons, 'Grace Seabrook' does well in partial shade and highly organic, well-drained, acid soil. It departs from the norm, however, in tolerating...