These ornamental shrubs just love to show off in the spring. They look impressive as a tidy hedge, walkway border or in a mass planting. Choose from an incredible selection of #1, #2 and #5 containers. And while many may look alike, they are unique and have specific qualities that charm you and your California Landscape. If there is a variety that we don't have at your local SummerWinds Nursery, we will do our best to order one if for you.
Please note that not all varieties may be available at all locations
Azalea indica 'Alaska' (Rutherfordiana hybrid)
An outstanding flowering shrub that features snow white blooms with a distinctive chartreuse blotch on their throats. Lush, bright green foliage on a rounded form is excellent for use as evergreen screening or a foundation or hedge plant. A showy landscape accent that works nicely as a container plant. Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Rhododendron x 'RLH1-4P19'
Even high summer temperatures don't stop this beauty from producing loads of blooms, providing up to five months of color to the garden! Bright, deep lavender flowers appear in April, then rebloom in early July, continuing through fall until hard frost. The evergreen foliage is disease resistant, and maintains excellent color year-round. Performs well in containers., borders, foundation plantings and woodland gardens. Reaches 3'-4' tall with a 3'-4' spread.
Bloom-A-Thon® Pink Double Reblooming Azalea
Twice as nice as other azaleas! Large, double pink flowers appear in April, then rebloom in early July, continuing through fall until hard frost. The evergreen foliage is disease resistant, maintaining good color year-round. Great in borders, foundation plantings and containers. Reaches 3 1/2 to 4 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide
Bloom-A-Thon® Red Reblooming Azalea
Enjoy up to five months of blooms with this wonderful selection! Large flowers appear in April, then rebloom in early July, continuing through fall until hard frost. Even high summer temperatures don't stop this beauty from producing loads of late summer and fall flowers. The evergreen foliage is disease resistant, and maintains excellent color year-round. Performs well in containers. Great for borders, foundation plantings and woodland gardens. Reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Coral Bells Azalea
Azalea x'Coral Bells' ('Kirin') (Kurume hybrid).
Abundant coral pink hose-in-hose blooms with darker pink centers and veins make a wonderful spring show. Flowers are backed by tiny evergreen foliage on a low spreading form. Moderate grower to 2 to 4 ft. tall and 3 to 5 ft. wide.
Dawn's Chorus Azalea
An extremely hardy selection with lush, semi-glossy, olive green foliage and reddish orange buds that open to fragrant, frilly, light pink, funnel-shaped blooms with a deep yellow blotch. The small mounding form is excellent for massing in shrub borders, or for use as a bold landscape accent at the edge of a reflecting pool. Moderate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide.Azalea x 'Dawn's Chorus'
Duc De Rohan Azalea
Azalea 'Duc de Rohan'
Outstanding early to midseason azalea with single blooms of salmon-pink and excellent evergreen foliage. Useful as screen, hedge or bright, showy landscape accent. Reaches: 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide
Autumn Lilac™ Encore Azalea
Autumn Lilac's brilliant lavender blooms are accented with darker purple freckles and stand out against its evergreen foliage. Autumn Lilac was bred for its cold hardy tendencies and selected for its rounded growth habit. Reaches: 3 feet tall and 3.5 feet wide.
Fragrant Star Azalea
Azalea x 'Fragrant Star'
A fragrant, deciduous azalea named for its extremely aromatic, large, five-petaled, snowy white flowers that top the blue-green foliage on a strong, upright habit. Relatively cold hardy and heat tolerant for an azalea, and powdery mildew resistant. Mass in the dappled shade or perimeter of a woodland garden, or add to a mixed shrub border. Slow growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Golden Flare Azalea
Azalea x 'Golden Flare'
An extremely hardy selection that produces a massive spring display of vivid yellow single blooms, each with a reddish orange blotch. The mounding form is excellent for massing in shrub borders and perennial beds, or as a vibrant flowering foundation plant. Moderate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide
Happy Days Azalea
Azalea indica 'Happy Days'
Outstanding, prolific bloomer with deep violet, double blooms. Lush, bright green foliage provides wonderful backdrop. Makes a showy landscape accent or mass for a stunning effect. Evergreen. Moderate grower to 3 to 5 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Azalea x 'Hino-Crimson' (Kurume hybrid)
This stunning hardy azalea thrives in cold climates! The profusion of single, crimson blooms appear early and continue through spring. A premier flowering shrub for use as a hedge, walkway border, or in mass plantings for a stunning color display. Loves the dappled sunlight of a woodland garden. Semi-evergreen. Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
Little John Azalea
Azalea 'Little John' (Southern Indica)
Eye-catching purple-red foliage covers this symmetrically branched rounded shrub. Single burgundy-red blooms occasionally appear in spring. A colorful accent, valued for its colorful evergreen foliage. Works well in containers, or as a hedge or border plant. Provides excellent color contrast against green or gold-leaved shrubs.Moderate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
Azalea ‘Orange Delight’
Evergreen shrub. A hybrid variety azalea with full, green leaves. Ruffled, single blooms in Spring are intense orange. Happiest with morning sun and filtered afternoon sun. Regular water needs in well-drained soil once established. Reaches: 3 to 4 ft. tall with a spread of 3 to 4 ft.
Azalea 'Phoenicia' (Southern Indica)
Brilliant single lavender blooms are displayed against excellent dark green foliage. A mid-season bloomer. This beautiful upright shrub is useful as a screen, hedge or showy landscape accent. Makes an ideal container plant. Evergreen. Moderate growing 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
Red Ruffles Azalea
Azalea 'Red Ruffles' (Rutherfordiana hybrid)
Produces masses of showy, deep cerise, single to semi-double blooms with frilly petals. A beautiful evergreen shrub for use as a low hedge or screen for an impressive color display. Best in sun to part sun in cooler climates, dappled shade in hot summer areas. Also makes a colorful container planting. Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Red Sunset Azalea
Azalea x 'Red Sunset' (Exbury hybrid)
A hardy selection that produces a massive display of deeply colored, fiery red blooms in late spring. The mounding form is excellent for massing in shrub borders and perennial beds, or a vibrant flowering foundation plant. Deciduous. Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Azalea k. ‘Sherwood Violet’
When this azalea blooms in mid-spring, the violet flowers are so profuse the entire plant is blanketed with color. The evergreen leaves are usually small, narrow and pointed. The 'Sherwood Orchid' Azalea is a spreading, compact plant sometimes used as a groundcover. Also perfect for containers. Reaches: 4 ft. Tall with a spread of 4 ft.
Southern Charm Azalea
Azalea 'Southern Charm' (Southern Indica)
A beautiful evergreen shrub with lush green foliage that produces masses of large, showy single pink blooms in the spring. Works well for use as a flowering hedge or screen, or massed for an impressive color display. Makes an ideal container plant. Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
Sunset Pink Azalea
Azalea x 'Sunset Pink' (Exbury Hybrid)
An extremely hardy selection which provides a massive display of large trusses of exquisite rose-pink blooms, each with an orange-yellow blotch. Its mounded form is excellent for massing in shrub borders. Deciduous. Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Azalea k. 'Wards Ruby'
This Kurume azalea is still one of the darkest reds available. 'Ruby Nugget', a smaller cultivar we grow has 'Ward's Ruby' as one of its parents. Ward's Ruby has rich, dark blood-red flowers that look great against the small dark green leaves. Reaches: 3 to 4 ft. Tall with a spread of 3 to 4 ft.
Azalea ‘White Lace’
A heat-tolerant Southern Indica Hybrid this evergreen azalea bears showy clusters of large white flowers with pale margins. Broadly funnel-shaped single flowers. Bloom is from early to mid-spring. The rounded chest-high plants have handsome dark green leaves. Attracts birds and butterflies. Reaches: 4 ft. tall and 3 to 5 ft. wide
Some important things to know about Azaleas:
- The best time to plant Azaleas are in spring or early fall.
- Most varieties do well with dappled shade. Be sure to avoid deep shade or full sun - a sunny spot that receives a few hours of shade is perfect.
- Azaleas prefer acidic, well-drained, humus-rich soil that retains moisture – We recommend EB Stone Azalea and Camellia Planting Mix. This blend offers a unique acidic mix suitable for use as both a potting soil and soil amendment.
- Azaleas and rhododendrons have shallow root systems and need moist soil and mulch to keep them from drying out.
- When planting, space plants 2 to 6 feet apart. Plants should be planted so that the top roots are at soil level or slightly below. Planting them any deeper could cause the roots to rot. Refer to our How-To-Plant video for additional tips on planting.
- Fill the hole half full with soil, then water it well to settle the soil before filling with remainder of soil.
- Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Keep roots cool with a layer of mulch.
- Use an acid food once when growth begins in the spring at half the recommended rate. Too much food will push leafy growth ahead of the flowers! Feed again immediately after flowering according to directions. Feed monthly thereafter until August. We recommend E.B. Stone Organics Azalea, Camellia and Gardenia Food. It is blended with humic acid and beneficial soil microbes, for long-lasting soil health.
- Frequent, light pinching or shearing of tip growth after blooming will encourage bushy, compact growth. Extensive pruning will sacrifice spring flowers but sometimes it is required to revitalize leggy plants.
Not sure what to plant with your beautiful Azaleas or which plants look great with Azaleas? We have a list of our favorites that not only do well planted with Azaleas, they too look amazing
12 Plants that compliment Azaleas and Rhododendrons
- Helleborus - Lentin Rose
- Cranesbill Geranium