(Deciduous Azalea, Windsor Daybreak Azalea)
The hybrid deciduous azalea ‘Windsor Buttercup’ bears large deep gold-salmon blooms with an orange-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 elliptic hairy 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...
(Deciduous Azalea, Windsor Gold Nugget Azalea)
The hybrid deciduous azalea ‘Windsor Peach Glow' bears large peach-salmon flowers with a cantaloupe-orange blotch. The ruffled funnel-shaped flowers open from orange-red buds in mid-spring. This upright rounded shrub has elliptic, mid-green leaves that turn shades of bronze, 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 raised and selected at Savill Gardens in England starting in the mid-1900s....
(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...
Auburn University Horticulture Department, Auburn, AL
(Evergreen Azalea, Satsuki Hybrid Azalea, Yama-no-Hikari Evergreen Azalea)
The Satsuki Azalea ‘Yama-no-hikari' is a broadleaf evergreen shrub whose large single white blooms are striped, flecked, or tinged coral-pink. Solid pink flowers also occur. The many funnel shaped blooms are borne in few-flowered clusters in mid- to late spring. The small leaves are elliptical and 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...
The U.S. National Arboretum
(Evergreen Azalea, Glenn Dale Azalea, Youth Azalea)
Comprising more than 400 cultivars, the Glenn Dale hybrid azaleas were developed from the late 1920s through the 1940s at the United States Department of Agriculture’s Plant Introduction Station at Glenn Dale, Maryland. This breeding program was initiated by Benjamin Y. Morrison, the first director of the United States National Arboretum. These relatively cold-hardy evergreen azaleas are complex hybrids involving many Asian and North American rhododendrons.
These small to medium-sized shrubs...
(Aichele Hybrid Azalea)
Developed for greenhouse growing but also doing well in the garden in mild climates, these evergreen azaleas were raised in the 1940s and 1950s at Carolina Flora Nusery in Mt. Holly, South Carolina. Kurume Hybrids figure heavily in their pedigree. They bear showy clusters of red, pink, or white flowers in spring. The funnel-shaped, often ruffled flowers are single or hose-in-hose (with two superimposed sets of petals). The plants are dense and compact.
These somewhat cold-tender azaleas prefer...
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,...
(Ball Hybrid Azalea)
The enormous genus Rhododendron comprises more than a thousand species. They are naturally distributed on every continent except Antarctica, Africa and South America. The highest concentrations of species occur in the temperate and mountainous regions of China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Grown for their showy flowers, rhododendrons are garden favorites worldwide and have been highly hybridized. There are more than 28,000 registered cultivars.
Plants in this genus are extremely variable...