Azalea
Rhododendron 'Girard's Fuchsia'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Girard's Fuchsia
Hybridized by Girard
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Provides winter interest

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Wilmington, Delaware

Marietta, Georgia

Traverse City, Michigan

Bedford, New Hampshire

Charlotte, North Carolina

Portland, Oregon

Lititz, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 10, 2015, Osmantha from Marietta, GA wrote:

This is an absolutely stunning azalea. It does grow slowly, but stays small and shapely looking without trimming. The blooms are a brilliant fuchsia, and pair well with anything lime green. My largest shrub is approximately 24" tall and 30" wide after 20 years of growing under tall trees in bright shade. It has never suffered under days of snow or ice.

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On Oct 19, 2014, Sequoiadendron4 from Lititz, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is our only evergreen azalea and, to be honest, I'm just glad I didn't kill it. I've never had much luck in the way of evergreen azaleas. Anyway, this plant grows at a glacial pace. I planted it 3 years ago from nursery stock and it pretty much looks the same. I will say though nothing beats the color of its bloom and that's why it continues to earn a place in the garden.