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Rhododendron indicum 'George L. Taber'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: indicum (IN-dih-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: George L. Taber
Additional cultivar information: (aka George L. Tabor)

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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)
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:
Sun to Partial Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive zkmayo On Mar 21, 2012, zkmayo from Matthews, NC wrote:

Planted 5 3 gallon plants this fall. They are doing great. Got a few blooms this spring along with some fresh green growth. I look forward to these shrubs being a beautiful, show-stopping type addition to my yard in the years to come. I have over 10 types of azalea in my yard, but these are my favorite.

Positive grandazalea On Mar 9, 2009, grandazalea from Lonoke, AR wrote:

This was cultivated at the Glenn St mary Nursery Company Co in Florida
I feel this is the prettiest of the azaleas but I am a little partial to it! My grandfather was the one that cultivated it :)

Positive GeorgiaJo On Jul 5, 2006, GeorgiaJo from Dallas, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Beautiful plant. Even thrives on my neglect. Grows and blooms every April.

Positive raisedbedbob On Jan 26, 2006, raisedbedbob from Walkerton, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Wonderful Azalea. Needs little pruning. Blooms abundantly. Clean bloom drop.


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

Atmore, Alabama
Muscadine, Alabama
Vincent, Alabama
Santa Barbara, California
Wilmington, Delaware
Keystone Heights, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Dallas, Georgia
Douglasville, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Coushatta, Louisiana
Valley Lee, Maryland
Caldwell, New Jersey
Charlotte, North Carolina
Durham, North Carolina
Matthews, North Carolina
Morehead City, North Carolina
Central, South Carolina
Clemson, South Carolina
Conway, South Carolina
Cordova, Tennessee
Alice, Texas
Coppell, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Vidor, Texas
Winnsboro, Texas

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