(Evergreen Azalea, Kurume Azalea, Wakaebisu Azalea)
Kurume azalea ‘Wakaebisu’ is a compact evergreen shrub with a rounded to spreading habit and attractive tiered branches. It blooms in late spring and bears profuse clusters of single salmon-pink blooms with a darker spotted blotch. The flowers are funnel-shaped and moderately sized with ruffled edges.
These popular evergreen shrubs are grown for their mid to late spring showy blooms and neat habit. The slow-growing plants are mounding to tiered and wider that tall. Small, funnel-shaped blooms...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Evergreen Azalea, Satsuki Azalea, Wakaebisu Azalea)
The Satsuki Azalea 'Wakaebisu' is an evergreen shrub whose large single light pink blooms have a rose-red blotch. The many funnel shaped blooms are borne in few-flowered clusters in spring and late spring. The small leaves are elliptical, glossy green. The low slow-growing plants are spreading, well branched and dense.
Prized for their large flowers and compact habit, Satsuki Azaleas descend from Rhododendron indicum, Rhododendron eriocarpum, and other species and hybrids....
Sumptuous deep red flowers cover the dense upright evergreen azalea 'Ward's Ruby' in mid-spring. The unscented, broadly funnel-shaped flowers have a darker zone at the base of their upper lobes. The oval glossy dark green leaves take on burgundy and bronze tints in winter. This cultivar slowly forms a rounded waist-high shrub.
The Kurume Hybrids result from some 300 years of hybridizing in Japan. Their ancestry likely includes Rhododendron kaempferi, R. kiusianum,...
Mark A. Miller
(Evergreen Azalea, Robin Hill Azalea, Watchet Azalea)
Azalea ‘Watchet’ bears large blooms of strong pink with a darker pink spotted blotch. The flowers appear in the mid to late spring. The flowers are single, widely funnel-shaped and have wavy edges. The plants are dwarf, rounded, and dense. Evergreen leaves are narrowly elliptical, glossy and medium green.
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...
(Briggs Hybrid Azalea, Deciduous Azalea, Western Lights Azalea)
A polyploid mutation of the Northern Lights Series cultivar 'Orchid Lights,' this extremely hardy deciduous azalea improves on its parent it its larger flowers and thicker, lusher, more colorful leaves. A Briggs Nursery introduction, it bears dense spherical trusses of purplish-pink flowers in late spring. The wavy-edged, broadly trumpet-shaped flowers have red-speckled upper lobes. This prolifically blooming cultivar gradually forms a dense compact upright shrub with bluish-green leaves that turn...
Mark A. Miller
(Weston Hybrid Azalea, Weston's Aglo 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...
(Deciduous Azalea, Weston's Garden Party Azalea)
Noteworthy for its showy fragrant flowers, its late season of bloom, and its colorful fall foliage, this tall upright deciduous shrub is one of many hybrid azaleas introduced by Weston Nurseries of Hopkinton, Massachusetts. A hybrid of the eastern North American native Rhododendron viscosum, it bears showy heads of single deep pink blooms in early summer. The wide-flaring funnel-shaped blooms have a peach-colored blotch on their upper lobes. The oval, mid-green, mildew-resistant leaves turn...
(Deciduous Azalea, Weston Hybrid Azalea, Weston's Innocence Azalea)
Noteworthy for its showy fragrant flowers, its late season of bloom, its colorful fall foliage, and its exceptional hardiness, this medium-sized, rounded, deciduous shrub is one of many azalea cultivars introduced by Weston Nurseries of Hopkinton, Massachusetts. A hybrid of the eastern North American native Rhododendron viscosum, it bears showy heads of single white flowers from late spring to early summer. The wide-flaring funnel-shaped blooms are intensely fragrant. The oval, mid-green,...
(Hybrid Azalea, Rutherford Hybrid Azalea, White Gish Hybrid Azalea)
One of the Rutherford Hybrid azaleas, this evergreen shrub bears showy clusters of ruffled white flowers with ivory centers from early to mid-spring. It may also bloom in fall and winter in frost-free climates. The flowers are hose-in-hose (with two "stacked" whorls of petals). The compact rounded plants have elliptic mid-green leaves.
Tracing their ancestry to the Kurume Hybrids as well as to several East Asian species including Rhododendron simsii, R. indicum,...