Azalea
Rhododendron 'Weston's Popcorn'

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

Perennials

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Concord, Massachusetts

Wrentham, Massachusetts

Millbrook, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 11, 2010, alph from Wrentham, MA wrote:

My 'Popcorn' azalea has been a consistent performer since I planted it 8 years ago. It is now a full, round shape at 4 feet tall. The branches are slender, but sturdy. The blooms are white with buttery yellow throats.

But...

This azelea (my favorite of several in my yard) is not only visually attractive, but its blossoms also produce an INCREDIBLY pleasant sweet scent. Not quite gardenia, but just as enjoyable. The wafting scent by my front entry often gets comments like "what is that nice smell" [sic] ;)

I pay little attention to caring for this plant, just an application of acid fertiziler every other year or so.