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Azaleas & Japanese Maples

Azalea descriptions

EVERGREEN AZALEA

 

 

VERY EARLY SEASON BLOOMERS

MARGARET RED(Carden)--dark reddish pink, single 2" bloom, heavy bloomer, upright growth, gets 4-5 feet tall.
FESTIVE(Glenn Dale)--white with pink stripes and spots, very unusual, single 2 1/2" bloom, upright growth, gets 4-5 feet tall

EARLY BLOOMERS

HINO CRIMSON-(Kurume) dark red, single 1 1/4" bloom, heavy bloomer, compact growth, gets 3-4 feet tall.
SHERWOOD RED(Kurume)--Reddish orange, single 2" bloom, heavy bloomer, upright growth, gets 4-5 feet tall.
SNOW-(Kurume) white, 2" hose-in-hose bloom, heavy bloomer, upright growth, gets 4-5 feet tall and wide.
ROSE GREELEY(Gable)--White, hose-in-hose 2 1/2" scented bloom, heavy bloomer, upright growth, gets 5-6 feet tall and almost as wide.
CORAL BELLE-(Kurume) shell pink, hose in hose 1 1/4" bloom, heavy bloomer, compact growth, gets 3-4 feet tall.
SALMON BELLE(Kurume)-Soft salmon, 1 1/4" hose-in-hose bloom, heavy bloomer, compact growth, gets 3-4 feet tall.
MILDRED-(Kurume) dark purple, 2" hose in hose bloom, very heavy bloomer, very compact growth, gets 3 feet tall and wide.
GIRARD'S LITTLE GEM(Girard)-Pinkish-red 1 1/2" single bloom. The bloom is OK, but the variegated foliage is very unusual and pretty. Gets 2-3" tall and wide. Not positive the name is correct.

MID-SEASON BLOOMERS

HERSHEY RED-(Kurume) deep red, hose in hose 2 1/2" bloom, heavy bloomer, very compact growth, gets 3 feet tall.
DELAWARE VALLEY WHITE-(R. Mucronatum) white, single 3" bloom, upright growth, gets 5-6 feet tall.
PINK RUFFLE-(Rutherford) dark, bright pink, hose in hose 3" bloom, upright spreading growth gets 5-6 feet tall.
PINK PEARL(Kurume)-Pink with white washes, 2" hose-in-hose bloom large leaves, loose, spreading growth, gets 4-5 feet tall.
GIRARD ROSE-(Girard)-Deep rose pink, 2 1/2" single bloom, very upright growth, good winter foliage, gets 3 feet tall.
SINGLE PURPLE(Carden)-soft light to medium purple, single 2 1/2" lightly scented bloom, upright open growth, gets 4-5 feet tall.
CARDEN'S PURPLE(Carden-Harris)-dark purple, 2" hose-in-hose bloom, upright growth, gets 3-4 feet tall, good winter foliage unlike some purples.
GIRARD FUCHSIA(Girard)-Dark fuchsia-more dark blue than pink, 2" single bloom, gets 3-4 feet tall. Good winter foliage.
HOT SHOT(Girard)-Firey orange-red to scarlet blooms, single 2 1/2" bloom, gets 3 feet tall, good winter foliage.

LATE MID-SEASON BLOOMERS

GIRARD CRIMSON(Girard) Crimson red, single 2 1/2" bloom, gets 3 feet tall and wide, good winter foliage.
RED KAEMPFERI(Carden)-Dark pinkish red, 2 1/2" frilled hose-in-hose bloom, heavy bloomer, very compact growth, gets 3-4 feet tall and almost as wide.
MOTHER'S DAY(Kurume)-Deep rose red, single 2" bloom, heavy bloomer, very compact growth, gets 2 to 2 1/2 feet tall and wide.
MASSASOIT(Allan)-Bright red, single 2 1/2" bloom, unusual rounded petals, heavy bloomer, compact growth, gets 3-4 feet tall and wide.
FRILL WHITE(Carden)-White, 2" frilled hose-in-hose lightly scented bloom, upright loose growth, gets 3-4 feet tall.
4 1'2" WHITE(Carden)-White, 4 1/2" single lightly scented bloom, very loose spreading growth, gets 5-6 feet tall and wide, less hardy than some.
HAMPTON'S BEAUTY(Pericat)-Deep pink with white washes, 2 1/2" hose-in-hose bloom, gets 4-5 feet tall and almost as wide. More compact growth than 'Pink Pearl'.
GEORGE LINDLAY TABER(S. Indica)-Soft pink with light purple throat, single 3 1/2" bloom, very loose spreading growth, gets 5-6 feet tall and wide, less hardy than some.
MADAME PERICAT(Pericat)-Light pink, 2 1/2" hose-in-hose bloom, gets 3-4 feet tall, less hardy than some.
CORA BRANT(?)-Soft pinkish salmon, hose in hose 2 1/2" frilly bloom, heavy bloomer, compact growth, gets 3-4 feet tall and wide.
68-11(Carden)-Dark pinkish salmon to red, single 3" flat bloom, compact spreading growth, gets 3 feet tall and wide. Blooms will burn and fade in hot afternoon sun.
68-11-95(Carden-Harris)-Light pink and white(looks like Strawberry Marvel ice cream). Single 3" flat bloom, compact spreading growth, gets 3-4 feet tall and wide. A 'sport' of 68-11.
FASHION-(Glenn Dale) dark salmon, hose in hose 2 1/2" bloom, upright growth, gets 4-5 feet tall, blooms will burn and fade quickly in hot afternoon sun.
ORANGE CUP(Kurume)-Medium orange, 2" hose-in-hose bloom, rounded petals, compact growth, gets 3-4 feet tall and almost as wide.
PURPLE SPLENDOR(Gable)-Dark purple, 2" frilly hose-in-hose bloom, spreading growth, gets 3-4 feet tall. Loses lots of leaves in the winter, like most purples.
MARIE'S PURPLE(Carden-Harris)-Dark purple single 3 1/2" bloom, loose spreading growth, gets 5-6 feet tall and wide. Good winter foliage.

LATE SEASON BLOOMERS

HEXE(Sander)--Dark pinkish red, 2 1/2" hose-in-hose frilled bloom, compact growth, gets 3 feet tall, sometimes blooms lightly in the fall.
CAMPFIRE(Glenn Dale)--Bright red, 1 1/2" hose-in-hose bloom, very upright twiggy growth, gets 4-5 feet tall.
KATHY(Girard)--White, single 2" bloom, compact upright growth, gets 3-4 feet tall and almost as wide.
PLEASANT WHITE(Girard)-White, single 2 1/2" bloom, compact growth, gets 3 feet tall and wide.
VESTAL(Glenn Dale) White, single 2 1/2" bloom, compact growth, gets 3 feet tall and wide.
ROSEBUD(Gable)-Pink, double 1 1/2" bloom, compact upright growth, gets 3 feet tall and not as wide. Bloom looks like a rose bud.
BEN MORRISON(USDA)-Dark pinkish-salmon with white edges, single 2 1/2" bloom, very upright growth, gets 3-4 feet tall. Unusual bloom.
CONVERSATION PIECE-(Robin Hill) pink or white with pink striped bloom, single 3 1/2" ruffled bloom, very spreading growth, gets 3 feet tall, very unusual.
GLAMOUR(Glenn Dale)-Dark bright pink, single 2" bloom, upright growth, gets 3 feet tall and almost as wide.
RENE MICHELLE-(Girard) deep pink with light red spotting, single 2 1/2” bloom, gets 3 feet tall, good winter foliage, late mid-season bloomer.
CARNIVAL(Glenn Dale)-Dark reddish salmon, singel 2" bloom, upright growth, gets 3 feet tall.
ELSIE LEE(Shammarello)-Liight orchid, couble hose-in-hose 2 1/2" ruffled bloom, very upfight grower, gets 4-5 feet tall.
MARTHA(Carden)-Dark purple with a pink throat, single 2 1/2" bloom, very compact growth, gets 2 to 2 1/2' tall and wide.


VERY LATE SEASON BLOOMERS

SALMON GUMPO(???)-Medium salmon, single 2" bloom, low spreading growth, gets 2 feet tall and wide. Very heavy bloomer. Blooms before other Gumpos, but still a very late bloomer.
PINK GUMPO(Satsuki)--Pink, single 3 1/2" frilly bloom, very low spreading growth, only gets 1 to 1 1/2 feet tall and wide. Blooms in late may-early June. Not very showy as far as blooms go but a good border plant.
WHITE GUMPO(Satsuki)--White, single 3 1/2" frilly bloom, very low spreading growth, only gets 1 to 1 1/2 feet tall and wide. Blooms in late may-early June. Not very showy as far as blooms go but a good border plant.

DECIDUOUS AZALEAS


TOUCH OF PINK-Light pink bloom fading almost to white with yellow blotch. Gets 3' tall and almost as wide. One of the first deciduous to bloom.
PINK CAROUSEL-Scarlet buds open to pale pink flowers with a strong gold blotch. Gets 3' tall and almost as wide. One of the first deciduous to bloom.
ARNESON GOLDEN SOLITAIRE
--Large, single, pure yellow blooms. Prefers filtered shade. 3' x 4'. One of the first deciduous to bloom.
KLONDYKE--Fragrant, golden-yellow blooms. Early-midseason bloom. Mildew-resistant foliage Gets 4-6' x 3-5'.

GIBRALTAR--Vivid orange blooms in midseason. Mildew-resistant foliage. 4' x 4'.

 

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