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Azaleas and Rhododendron

Uses:

  • Garden Borders
  • Containers
  • Mass Planting

Features:

  • Beautiful Spring Flowers
  • Semi-Evergreen or Fully Evergreen
  • Attracts Birds & Butterflies

Sunlight:

  • Prefers Full Sun, Can Handle Less
  • 5+ Hours of Direct Sun
  • West & South Sides of Homes

Growing Zones:

These bushes typically have bright flowers that grow in clusters, & are often very fragrant. Azaleas are both deciduous and evergreen depending on the variety and the growing zone the plant is growing.


Growing Azaleas

Azaleas are native to several continents including Asia, Europe and North America. The plants are famously known for beautifully blooming during the Masters Tournament every April at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. Azaleas & rhododendrons are very popular in southern gardens, but can be grown from zones 4 to 10.

Azaleas are a deciduous flowering shrub that are classified as rhododendrons. Although azaleas are typically smaller than rhododendrons, these bushes typically have bright flowers that grow in clusters, and are often very fragrant. These shrubs are both deciduous and evergreen depending on the variety and the growing zone the plant is growing.

The Best Way to Use Azaleas

The most common flower colors for azaleas are shades of red, pink and white. Most azaleas like full sun, but can tolerate partial shade. These plants can be grown in mass plantings, in pots, as focal points in the garden and as garden borders.

  • Beautiful spring flowers
  • Blooms are often very fragrant
  • Newer varieties are re-blooming
  • Evergreen and aemi-evergreen foliage
  • Prefer acidic soil
  • Famously known in the Masters Golf Tournament
  • Azalea Companion Plants

    Plants that go well with azaleas should prefer similar growing conditions, including acidic soil. Here are our favorite shrubs and perennials to grow with azaleas.

    Azaleas With Hydrangeas
    Azaleas With Abelia
    Azaleas With Blueberry Bushes
    Azaleas With Cleyera
    Azaleas With Astilbe
    Azaleas With Lenten Roses
    Azaleas With Hosta
    Azaleas With Ferns