Showy spherical clusters of large white pink-tinged flowers crowd the upright branches of this Knap Hill Hybrid azalea in late spring, before the foliage has fully emerged. The funnel-shaped blooms bear a bright orange-yellow blotch on the upper petal. This medium-sized to large deciduous shrub has elliptic leaves that are coppery when young and that turn burgundy and bronze in fall.
Developed in the late nineteenth and early twentienth centuries at the famed Knap Hill Nursery in England,...
(Evergreen Azalea, Silver Sword Evergreen Azalea)
Nothing brightens a dark corner of a landscape like variegated foliage. The evergreen azalea ‘Silver Sword’ has it all: lovely blooms, compact growth, disease resistance and stunning leaves.
Ruffled, funnel-shaped, purple-red flowers cluster near the branch tips in mid-spring. But the stars of the show are the narrowly elliptic, glossy dark green leaves, which are strikingly bordered with white. In fall and winter they take on burgundy-red overtones. The broadly mounded, knee-high plants are...
(Azalea, Sima Azalea)
A Belgian Indica Hybrid, this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large double white flowers with frilly rose-pink margins. The buds are rose-red. Bloom is from late winter into spring, or from fall to spring in frost-free areas. The mounded chest-high plants have elliptic dark glossy-green leaves.
Primarily derived from the East Indian species Rhododendron simsii, Rhododendron indicum, and Rhododendron murconatum, Belgian Indica Hybrid azaleas were originally...
(Evergreen Azalea, Robin Hill Azalea, Sir Robert Azalea)
Azalea ‘Sir Robert’ bears large blooms of pale purple-pink striped, flecked and streaked with dark pink and they have a rose-purple spotted blotch. The flowers appear in the late spring or early summer. The flowers are single, widely funnel-shaped and have frilly edges. The plants are dwarf, rounded, and dense with stiff upright branches. Evergreen leaves are narrowly elliptical, glossy and dark green.
Robin Hill hybrid azaleas are a large group of evergreen shrubs that were hybridized in New...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Evergreen Azalea, Kurume Azalea, Snow Azalea)
Kurume azalea ‘Snow’ is a dwarf evergreen shrub with a low-growing to spreading habit and attractive tiered branches. It blooms in early to mid-spring and bears profuse clusters of hose-in-hose (two sets of petals, one inside the other), large, pure white blooms.
These popular evergreen shrubs are grown for their mid to late spring showy blooms and neat plants. The slow-growing plants are mounding to tiered and wider that tall. Small, funnel-shaped blooms are borne in few-flowered clusters...
David C. Royster
(Coolidge Hybrid Azalea, Evergreen Azalea, Snowbird Azalea)
A Kurume Hybrid introduced by Coolidge Rare Plants of Pasadena, California, this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of rich large white flowers in early spring.
This dense upright shrub has relatively large hairy leaves.
Kurume Hybrids result from some 300 years of hybridizing in Japan. Their ancestry likely includes Rhododendron kaempferi, R. kiusianum, and other Japanese species and hybrids.
Kurume azaleas prefer partial shade and highly organic acid...
James H. Schutte
Southern Indica or sun azaleas are a terrific group of broadleaf evergreens with a hearty tolerance of heat and sunlight. Taller than most other evergreen azaleas, they form handsome broadly mounded bushes with rounded dark green leaves. Late winter and spring find them enveloped in showy clusters of large white, pink, red, or purple flowers. The funnel-shaped blooms often have a contrasting blotch. Although most cultivars bear single flowers, double- and semi-double-flowered selections are also...
Valued for their extreme hardiness and their colorful spring flowers, the Northern Lights Series is a group of hybrid deciduous azaleas developed by the University of Minnesota. The fragrant, salmon-pink, trumpet-shaped blooms of 'Spicy Lights' appear in dense trusses from mid- to late spring. Each bloom bears an orange blotch on its upper petal. This broad rounded medium-sized shrub has oval olive-green leaves that turn maroon in fall.
Plant this azalea in full to partial sun in acidic humus-rich...
(Belgian Indica Azalea, Evergreen Azalea, Spit Fire Azalea)
A Belgian Indica Hybrid, this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large brilliant double red flowers in late winter and early spring. The blooms have a green calyx at their base. This cultivar may bloom from late fall to spring in frost-free areas. The mounded chest-high plants have elliptic dark glossy-green leaves.
Primarily derived from the East Indian species Rhododendron simsii, Rhododendron indicum, and Rhododendron murconatum, Belgian Indica Hybrid azaleas...
(Evergreen Azalea, Pericat Hybrid Azalea, Spring Dawn Azalea)
Gorgeous large white flowers with pink undertones adorn this Pericat azalea from mid- to late spring. The clustered semi-double blooms are hose in hose (with "stacked" whorls of petals). This dense upright chest-high shrub has small elliptic leaves.
Comprising more than 40 named cultivars, the Pericat hybrid azaleas are thought to have Kurume and Belgian Indica hybrids in their ancestry. They prefer partial shade and highly organic acid soil that is evenly moist but well-drained. Although developed...