Azalea
Rhododendron indicum 'Mrs. G. G. Gerbing'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: indicum (IN-dih-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Mrs. G. G. Gerbing
Additional cultivar information:(aka G. G. Gerbing)
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

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Patent Information:

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Seed Collecting:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

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

Bartow, Florida

Marietta, Georgia

Lafayette, Louisiana

Charlotte, North Carolina

Matthews, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Central, South Carolina

Nashville, Tennessee

Coppell, Texas

Pasadena, Texas

Seabrook, Texas

Spring, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 22, 2012, zkmayo from Matthews, NC wrote:

I planted about 11 of these around my property about 3 years ago. They were 3 gallon plants. This has been the first year they have had a great blooming season. It seems they take a season or two to get settled and then take off. Theyve easily doubled in size, and I have them in dappled shade/morning sun, afternoon shade. Beautiful white blooms, with a slight green throat. The foliage is simply beautiful. New growth appears as a light green maturing to darker green. Love these plants as the Indica hybrids are among my favorite types of azaleas.

Positive

On Sep 7, 2009, FlowerManiac from Coppell, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This time honored variety is the standard for white Satsuki azaleas. Bred from a 'sport' of the George L. Taber azalea (which is pink). Vigorous grower and profuse bloomer if given the proper conditions.