(Deciduous Azalea, Windsor Sunbeam Azalea)
The hybrid deciduous azalea ‘Windsor Sunbeam' bears large vivid yellow blooms with a deep yellow blotch. The ruffled funnel-shaped flowers cluster near the ends of the branches in spring. The peach-pink buds give the clusters a two-toned effect. This upright rounded shrub has hairy elliptic mid-green leaves that turn shades of bronze, yellow, orange and red in fall.
Named and released only after decades of evaluation, the Windsor Hybrids represent the best of the many Exbury Hybrid seedlings...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Arneson Hybrid Rhododendron)
The deciduous Arneson azaleas were developed by Ivan and Robertha Arneson of Portland, Oregon in the late 1950s. The complex hybrids were bred with species from the United States and Japan. They are noted for spectacular late winter and spring blooms.
Deciduous azaleas generally have upright, rounded habits. The leaves are often dark green and hairy and exhibit showy fall color in shades of yellow, orange and red. The fragrant, colorful flowers usually appear before the foliage. Clusters of...
Bred in Mobile, Alabama, the Aromi deciduous azaleas result from crosses between Southeast United States natives (primarily Rhododendron austrinum) and hybrid azaleas such as the Exburys. These heat- and humidity-tolerant hybrids bear showy spherical clusters of large funnel-shaped flowers on upright plants with elliptic leaves. The more than 100 named cultivars bloom in a wide spectrum including white, pink, yellow, red, orange, and salmon. The single flowers are often fragrant, ruffled,...
Gerald L. Klingaman
Azaleas in the Encore Series are a collection of hybrids developed by Robert E. "Buddy" Lee of Independence, Louisiana. They have lovely flowers that bloom in spring and again in fall —a blooming encore. Some of the varieties produce blooms in the summer for a triple encore. They are all hybrids of parents from Kurume and Southern Indica azalea lines.
The plants are rounded evergreen shrubs that are variable in height and best-suited for warm, temperate climates. They have leaves that are...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Exbury Hybrid Azalea)
Noted for their bright flowers and considerable cold-hardiness, these deciduous azaleas were developed by Lionel de Rothschild at his Exbury Estate in England. Their pedigree includes the Ghent and Molle hybrids and numerous Japanese and American native azaleas. The large funnel-shaped blooms are often fragrant or ruffled and come in a wide range of colors including white, yellow, red, orange and pink. They cluster near the ends of the branches in mid- to late spring, usually before the foliage emerges....
(Exbury-Knap Hill Hybrid Azalea)
The deciduous Exbury-Knap Hill hybrid azaleas were originally developed at the famed Knap Hill Nursery in England around 1870. They were expanded by Lionel de Rothschild at his Exbury Estate during the 20th century. The complex hybrids were bred with species from the United States and Japan. They are noted for sometimes fragrant, large, mid or late season blooms in a wide range of colors.
Deciduous azaleas generally have upright, rounded habits. The leaves are dark green and hairy and exhibit...
(Knap Hill Hybrid Azalea)
The deciduous Knap Hill hybrid azaleas were originally developed by Anthony Waterer at the famed Knap Hill Nursery in England around 1860. The complex hybrids were bred with species from the United States and China. They are noted for usually fragrant, large, mid or late season blooms in a wide range of colors. The plants are medium to tall in height, very hardy, vigorous in growth and easily propagated.
Deciduous azaleas generally have upright, rounded habits. The leaves are dark green and...
(Leach Hybrid Rhododendron)
Many outstanding hardy evergreen rhododendron hybrids originated from the breeding program of David Leach of North Madison, Ohio, Their leathery, oblong foliage creates a lovely background for the large clusters of bell shaped flowers which bloom in spring. The pink, white, violet, red, or yellow flowers often have a contrasting blotch. Leach rhododendrons prefers partial sun and well-drained, acid, humus-rich soil, and work well as specimen plants or in a foundation or woodland plantings.
Valued for their extreme hardiness and their colorful spring blooms, the Northern Lights Series is a group of hybrid deciduous azaleas developed by the University of Minnesota. The yellow, orange, pink, purple, or white funnel-shaped flowers appear in dense trusses from mid- to late spring. The petals are often ruffled and curled at their margins. Many cultivars in the series have fragrant flowers. Most Northern Lights azaleas form compact rounded shrubs with oval olive-green leaves that are slightly...
(Weston Hybrid Azalea)
Characterized by showy fragrant flowers, late spring or early summer bloom, and superior cold-hardiness, these deciduous azaleas were developed and introduced by Weston Nurseries of Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Hybrids of eastern North American native azaleas including Rhododendron viscosum, R. prinophyllum, and R. arborescens, they bear showy heads of single pink, orange, yellow, red, or white blooms. The wide-flaring funnel-shaped flowers often have contrasting...