In a nursery this afternoon, saw a beautiful white blossom that look for the world like a small gardenia, but the plant and leaves are definitely like an azalea. The nurseryman said it is a garzalia ( he says a cross of the 2 plants). It is a beautiful plant that seems to have a high bud count.
I didn't realize the gardenia and azalea could be crossed.
Well! The link I looked at is from Longwood Gardens in PA. I had never heard of this plant before, probably because it's endangered in the wild and there has been limited success in propagating it, either from seed or cuttings.
Camellia azalea is a species native to China. It is a camellia with leaves similar to an azalea, hence the species name.
I also Googled "Garzalia" with no luck.