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Hardy Gardenia Azalea

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$44.99
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 7 - 9

Azalea ‘Hardy Gardenia’ is an amazing broadleaf evergreen shrub for the late spring and early summer garden. The fully double flowers are pure white and resemble gardenias when in full bloom, although this shrub is far easier and more cold hardy. The deep green foliage looks fresh year-round to provide a backdrop for lower-growing perennials and bulbs as well as structure to a garden border. 

Hardy Gardenia Azalea requires little annual maintenance to produce masses of white flowers and is also virtually pest- and disease-free. Low-growing, hardy azaleas are native to the mountainous regions of Asia and blend effortlessly in zen, minimalist, and formal hedged gardens. Deer and rabbit resistance is high.

Hardy Gardenia Azalea Care

Azaleas thrive in partial sun locations with well-drained, fertile soil high in organic material. Mulch annually with compost, finely shredded arborist chips, or shredded leaves to improve soil quality over time. Fertilize azaleas with a formula for acid-loving trees and shrubs after flowering in early summer. Azaleas are drought resistant after establishing, although supplemental watering is needed during periods of drought or hot weather and through the winter in climates with temperatures above 45 degrees F (7 C). 

Pruning is only required to shape Hardy Gardenia Azalea. Time the pruning for early summer just after flowering, as the flower buds are formed on the previous year’s growth. Deadheading after flowering will tidy up the shrubs and prepare the plant to form next year’s flowers. 

Provide winter protection for azaleas grown at the lower end of their growing range. Late freezes in the spring can damage flower buds, resulting in fewer flowers. Plant azaleas near a building or out of the path of prevailing wind to provide a good amount of protection from leaf scorch and bud blast. Move containers to a protected location and wrap them with a few layers of burlap or horticultural fabric to help insulate the root system. 

Hardy Gardenia Azalea Spacing

Space Azalea plants 2 feet apart when planting as a hedge. A wider distance of 4 feet will allow each plant to display its mounded shape and profusion of flowers in late spring. Plant Hardy Gardenia Azalea in a planter or other container with at least a 16-inch diameter.

Hardy Gardenia Azalea Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 9
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
Habit: Mounded, Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description: White Shades
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Mass Planting
Features: Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Hardy Gardenia Azalea
Other Name(s): Lali Guras, Rose Tree
Scientific Name: Rhododendron x 'Hardy Gardenia'
SKU:
123PLA0136-npn

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
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Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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