(Holden Rhododendron, Rosebay, Shammarello Rhododendron)
A very compact rhododendron, ‘Holden’ is noted for large clusters of single, open funnel-shaped blooms. The flowers are bright rose-red tinged blue with a dark red blotch and appear early to mid-spring. The plants are compact, round and dense in habit. Very large evergreen leaves are long, leathery, glossy, partly twisted and dark green. This lovely rhododendron is named in honor of the Holdens of the Holden Arboretum.
Anthony Shammarello of Euclid, Ohio spent decades starting in the 1930s...
(Rhododendron, Rocket Rhododendron, Shammarello Rhododendron)
A compact rhododendron, ‘Rocket’ is noted for large clusters of single, open funnel-shaped, very frilly blooms. The flowers are brilliant magenta with a dark scarlet blotch and appear mid-spring. The plants are upright, rounded and dense in habit. Large evergreen leaves are thick, glossy, dark green and tinged bronze when new.
Anthony Shammarello of Euclid, Ohio spent decades starting in the 1930s selecting and testing rhododendron hybrids. He was looking for plants with exceptional cold hardiness,...
(Evergreen Azalea, Glenn Dale Azalea, Trouper Azalea)
Bearing showy clusters of large brilliant scarlet blooms in late spring, 'Trouper' is one of 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 chest-high, rounded shrub, 'Trouper' has fuzzy dark green oval leaves, some of which may be shed in severe winters. The funnel-shaped single flowers are held on strong stems and drop after fading...
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(Evergreen Azalea, Girard Azalea, Kathy Ann Azalea)
Azalea ‘Kathy Ann’ bears large flowers that are clear white in mid-spring. The abundant single funnel-shaped flowers with ruffled edges cluster near the ends of the branches. The leaves are oval, glossy and dark green. The plants are well-branched, upright and spreading.
Renowned for their cold hardiness, these compact evergreen azaleas were bred at the Ohio-based Girard Nursery. They are also noted for large blooms on compact disease-resistant plants.
Azaleas prefer sites with partial...
(Vuykiana Hybrid Azalea)
Developed from the 1920s to the 1960s by Aart Vuyk of Vuyk van Nes Nursery, Boskoop, Holland, these evergreen azaleas include Kaempferi and Belgian Indica hybrids, 'Mucronatum,' and 'Maxwellii' in their ancestry. They bear clusters of funnel-shaped red, pink, orange, purple, or white flowers on small to medium-sized plants in spring. The funnel-shaped, often ruffled flowers are single or hose-in-hose (with two superimposed sets of petals). The blooms often have contrasting markings on their upper...
(Harris Hybrid Azalea)
The Harris Hybrids are a group of evergreen azaleas introduced by James Harris of Lawrenceville, Georgia, in the 1970s and 1980s.
Most bear large, colorful flowers in mid- to late spring on compact or cascading branches. Like most evergreen azaleas, Harris Hybrids prefer partial shade and thrive in well drained, humus-rich, acid soil. They work well in many garden settings including woodland plantings, mixed borders, and containers.
(Evergreen Azalea, Harris Azalea, Midnight Flare Azalea)
Midnight flare azalea is a compact, evergreen azalea, one of many hybrid azaleas introduced by James Harris of Lawrenceville, Georgia, in the 1970s and 1980s. It bears deep tomato-red flowers with ruffled petals in late spring. The relatively large, puckered leaves assume reddish tints in fall. Like most azaleas, 'Midnight Flare' prefers partial shade and thrives in well drained, humus-rich, acid soil. It works well in many garden settings including woodland plantings, mixed borders, and containers....
(Schroeder Hybrid Azalea)
The Schroeder Hybrids are a series of compact, exceptionally hardy evergreen azaleas hybridized by H. R. Schroeder of Evansville, Indiana. Like most evergreen azaleas, they prefer partial shade and moist, humus-rich, acid soil. They work well in shade gardens and mixed borders.
(Brooks Hybrid Evergreen Azalea)
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.'
(Brooks Hybrid Azalea, My Valentine Azalea)
This Brooks Hybrid azalea bears large semi-double rose-red flowers in mid- to late spring. The ruffled blooms have a dark blotch. This cultivar forms a compact rounded plant with elliptical glossy-green leaves.
The product of crosses between Belgian Indica, Southern Indica, Kurume, and other hybrid azaleas, Brooks Hybrids are heat- and drought-tolerant evergreen azaleas bred in Modesto, California.
Brooks Hybrid azaleas prefer partial shade and highly organic acid soil that is evenly...