They come in a wide array of flower colors and are perfect for use as accents, in groupings, or as hedges in sunny to partially shaded landscape borders and home foundation plantings. This range of sizes means they can be used in numerous ways, fitting into different sized gardens and beds, either in the foreground or middle parts. Azaleas generally prefer rich, acidic soil. Pin it! Beyond that, azaleas generally have smaller leaves and branches and are more often deciduous, while rhododendrons have larger, leathery leaves and are usually evergreen. Purple Triumph, Azalea, Evergreen R. indicum is a true species which only reaches 3 feet tall. Maraschino, Azalea, Evergreen. Generally speaking, evergreen Azaleas have a mounding growth habit while deciduous grow more upright. Azaleas make a great accent plant t Their evergreen foliage also offers winter interest in residential yards. In 1971 they began hybridizing Exbury azaleas with southern native species to create heat tolerant, large flowered, fragrant deciduous azaleas. Azaleas - Evergreen All Azaleas fall into the Rhododendron family! They have named 31 evergreen azalea hybrids, described on our Aromi evergreen page. Encore® Azaleas enrich garden designs, combining well with other plants. Here are 10 popular types of azaleas to grow in the garden. Beautiful non-fading single, rose crimson flowers bloom in early to mid spring. Silver Sword (Sport of Girards Rose), Azalea, Evergreen. Evergreen azaleas are native to Japan, unlike deciduous azaleas, which are native to North America. ), members of the rhododendron family of shrubs, are extremely popular for home landscapes because of their elegant spring masses of colorful funnel-shaped flowers.Among the most valued are those azaleas from Asia and the hybrids that have been bred from them. Evergreen Azaleas are beautiful flowering shrubs that keep their handsome green leaves year round. When not in bloom, they provide structure and form, with some varieties also offering winter interest in the form of rich bronze or purple leaves. Landscape options become easy and eye-catching when including Encore® Azaleas. Evergreen azaleas are dense, usually shapely plants; heading back the occasional wayward branch restores symmetry. Round-shaped evergreen azaleas naturally grow in a round form without much pruning. Encore® Azaleas are evergreen. If you are looking for azaleas that provide year-round beauty, look no further. Evergreen azaleas offer year-round appeal. The ReBLOOM Azaleas are evergreen shrubs, varying in size between 1 and 3 feet tall, with a spread of 2 to 4 feet, depending on the particular varieties you choose. Encore azaleas are evergreen, low maintenance, disease resistant, and bloom for three seasons with loads of great colors to choose from. Over 100 of these deciduous hybrids are named, and 8 of them are registered (shown in the list with an ® after the name). As garden plants, Azaleas are versatile and require little care. Dwarf evergreen azaleas are either true species or man-made. To keep bushes compact, tip-pinch frequently, starting after flowering ends and continuing until mid-June. Foliage turns bright red in the winter adding year round interest. It has an upright habit with small, dark green glossy evergreen foliage. Soil and Moisture: All Azaleas prefer rich, humusy, acidic soil that drains well. Azalea plants prefer grown in partial shade, and when planted next to buildings, the north side offers protection from cold damage. Azaleas (Rhododendron sp. For the most part, azaleas bloom earlier than rhododendrons. If planted in a rich soil, in a protected location, they will thrive for decades. The height and width are close to the same dimensions. 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