Herbert Azalea

Azalea x 'Herbert' (Gable hybrid)

Item 0800

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USDA Zone:
5-9
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

Hardy azalea thrives in cold climates! Profusion of double, lavender orchid blooms. Premier flowering shrub for use as hedge, in borders or in massed planting for impressive display. Semi-evergreen.

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Average Size at Maturity
Moderate grower to 2 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Azalea x 'Herbert' (Gable hybrid)
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Habit: Round
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Dwarf Plant, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Early spring
Flower Color: Purple
Garden Style: Asian/Zen
Design Ideas: Exceptional early spring color for beds, borders and foundation planting. Add to perimeter plantings. A natural large tree groves and the verges of wildlands or naturalistic landscapes. A traditional choice for Asian inspired gardens. Bold color for reflecting pools and water gardens.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.

History

Though they are known as azaleas, all azalea hybrids are technically members of the genus Rhododendron Azalea and cherry blossoms symbolize spring in the largely flowerless Japanese tea garden.

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