Hardy Gardenia Azalea
|Soil Type||Acidic, Well Drained|
|Mature Height||2-3 Feet|
|Mature Width||2-3 Feet|
Do you already love azaleas? Well do we have a treat for you! Hardy Gardenia Azaleas are the well known azalea we love, but with double the petal power. The snow white rosettes bloom at the tips of each branch in clusters. The Gardenia Azalea blooms all Spring. Double the petals with double the blooms for a dazzling spring show.
The Hardy Gardenia Azalea is a small and compact shrub that only maintains a height of 2-4 feet. This shrub is also considered an evergreen, so even though flowers are not produced year round, the dark green leaves are always present. Producing white flowers in the spring, this shrub provides a dazzling show with double the petals.
This is a knee-high shrub is perfect for those partial shade spots in your landscape. It is an ideal plant for foundation borders, mass plantings, or by itself as an accent plant. These shrubs are a popular option for your landscape!
Where To Plant
Plant in grow zones 7-9 with well drained, acidic soil in a spot that gets full sun to part shade exposure.
How Big Does This Azalea Get?
2-3 feet tall with a 2-3 foot spread.
What Are Good Companion Plants?
Perennials, Hostas and Ferns
With little care, you can enjoy the beautiful attributes of this plant for years to come. Only requiring pruning after blooming and an acidic fertilizer in early spring, the Hardy Gardenia Azalea will produce an abundance of dazzling white blooms every spring.
When planting your Azalea be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new plants to thrive.
Planting time: Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant Azaleas. However, if you avoid freezing and extremely hot temperatures you can plant any time of the year.
Sun: Full sun tends to burn most Azaleas especially in warmer climates so look for a site that provides a balanced mix of shade and sun.
Soil: Be sure your soil is well-drained and acidic. If you have alkaline soil, be sure to amend your soil. To acidify your soil amend with compost, elemental sulfur, or use fertilizers specific for acid loving plants. Mulching with pine straw or pine bark will help over time as they begin to break down, but are not an immediate solution. To improve drainage in something like a heavy clay soil, add compost and be sure to loosen up the soil well before planting.
Fertilizer: Choose a fertilizer for acid loving plants. Fertilize in late winter or early spring to give the upcoming blooms a boost.
Pruning: You don’t need to prune azaleas, but pruning after they are done blooming can help encourage a bushier growth and renew an older plant.
The Hardy Gardenia Azalea features pure white double blooms that add tons of beauty to your landscape. Azaleas are excellent for borders and mass plantings. This evergreen shrub jazzes up gardens and mixed beds. At 2 to 3 feet tall and wide at maturity this stunning azalea can even be used in foundation plantings. Search our online plant nursery for the perfect companion plants. Try this flowering shrub in a container to add a little class to your entryway, porch, patio, or deck. For borders or low hedges plant about 2 feet apart on center. Otherwise, plant about 4 feet apart to give your plants space in-between.