But most rhododendrons will grow nicely in full sun to moderate shade. After flowering, it has bronzy-red new growth. Grows to 3' tall by 4' wide in 10 years. Included are two lavender-pink varieties – Camellia's Blush and Lavender Girl – and two yellow varieties – My Mary and Lisa's Gold. Myrtifolium – 3', -15F. North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee mountains. It can tolerate full sun in certain areas, although windy sites should be avoided. It even blooms well in deep shade. hybrid rhododendrons. However, if given enough shade they are also drought tolerant. Southern Indicas were developed from plants at Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, S.C. and are generally hardy to Zone 8, +15° F. They may become 6 feet tall and 10 feet or more across after 5 to 10 years in the garden. Snow Lady –  2.5', +5F. This large growing, vigorous rhododendron tolerates exposure to full sun. Purplish tinge in winter, some older leaves turning yellow and falling off. Rhododendrons are called the queens of the shade garden for good reason. R. mucronatum, the Snow azalea, has Chinese ancestry but is not found in the wild. It is generally dense under ideal conditions, but becomes more open in dense shade. Rhododendron minus – 4', -15F, the Carolina rhododendron, is a native American plant that grows wild in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It's a strong grower and flowers in abundance, a radiant blue color not to be forgotten. It's a natural for filling in the edges of shade gardens, and is perfectly scaled for courtyards and city gardens. It's a plant you can depend on year after year. Cream Crest – 3', 0F. Stands sun and heat. Numerous small, tubular flowers will last for a month. The plant will stand more sun and exposure than most. Very sun tolerant. Cynthia – 6', -15F, M. An old favorite that is still one of the best for a strong growing, background plant. Tall, vigorous plant with olive-green leaves. Medium height. Blooms in mid-season. Tangelo –  (Greer, Exbury type) Like biting into a sweet, juicy tangelo, soft, warm orange floods the garden when this flowers. The succulent flowers are a clear light pink, resembling the flowers of daphne more than rhododendron. [Return to List]. It flowers very late in the season with small, medium pink flowers, great to extend the flowering time of rhododendrons. Has a tall upright plant. This rule of thumb won't always be right, but it will be right much more often than it is wrong. The flowers are deep red-purple with an interesting eye. Roseum' x white form of R. hyperythrum - It Morning sun and afternoon shade are ideal, although some rhododendrons can take full sun. The real name is 'Catalode.' It was developed in 1909, received an Award of Merit in 1933 and then a First Class Certificate as late as 1955. The plant is dense and well clothed in leathery leaves that are a rich, matte green in summer. Flowers range in color from lilac to rose with green or brown markings in the throat. chasmanthum – 6', 0F. The lush leaves are glossy green. Blue Peter –  4-5', -10F. It is very vigorous growing, rapidly becoming a good sized plant. Chionoides – 4', -10F. Bright red-purple flowers are speckled with gold in the center. Rhododendron lutescens – 6', +5F. Its deep green, dense foliage is highlighted with bronze tones and is prettiest when grown in full sun. Despite their physical differences, rhododendrons and azaleas belong to the same genus and require the same growing conditions. Excellent foliage highlight the vivid pink flowers spotted darker on the upper lobe. The Aromi azalea hybrids were created in Mobile, Alabama by Dr. Gene Aromi, a retired education professor at the University of Southern Alabama, and his wife Jane, a retired elementary school teacher. group are such heavy bloomers is that the plants do not set seed. 'Cynthia' will produce a bounty of large, conical, rosy-crimson trusses. Plant in small groupings in front of taller shrubs. This hybrid is cold hardy as well as tolerant of heat and sun. They are typically below 10 feet in height, are low-maintenance, and are suitable for growing in a range of different hardiness zones. While growth at 10 years is 3', it will become a larger plant, so give it enough space. Each pearl pink flower is made showier by a dark rose blotch at the base. That means areas with trees that cast shade with sun filtering through, or areas that are in shade part of the day and sun part of the day. This plant stands sun, buds young, branches readily and does not mind heavy cutting for propagation! They all are R. austrinum hybrids: Aromi Sunrise –    Red orange buds open to yellow orange flowers with darker shading in the center They are very hardy, among the hardiest and most shade tolerant rhododendrons. Up to 6′ tall, 2′ wide. Can be trimmed easily and makes a good hedge. Rhododendrons are hardy, woody shrubs, and the dwarf cultivars don’t grow higher than 3 ft. (1 m). 'Ramapo' is hardy to -25°F. Can withstand both sun and heat. Dark glossy leaves cover the broad, mounding plant. In spring the foliage is hidden by 1-inch flowers. It is delightfully fragrant. Catawba rhododendron is a large-leaved, evergreen shrub reaching 6 to 10 feet high with large, lilac-purple flowers borne in clusters (trusses) in mid-to late spring. 'PJM's' early bright lavender-pink flowers are beautiful against its dark colored winter foliage. [Return to List]. One of the reasons rhododendrons in the 'P.J.M.' Yellow Hammer – 4', +5F. Very easy in a well drained soil and watering needs are minimal. Other diseases include canker, crown rot, root rot, rust, and powdery mildew. Good for mass planting. It is a hybrid rhododendron that grows to a height of only 30 inches. It is a vigorous growing plant with large, upright white trusses of good substance. Of the various types of rhododendrons, evergreen azaleas do the poorest in heavy shade. Medium height. Its truss is similar to 'Blue Peter' and while they both become huge plants, 'Blue Ensign' is more compact. This group is sometimes referred to as "Sun Azaleas" because of their strong sun and heat tolerance. maroon blotch and a medium-dense habit with Barto Alpine -3', -10F. The relatively large flowers (1" to 1-1/2") are salmon-pink with dark pink spots. The thick, heavy foliage stands sun and is deep emerald-green. Dense and lush foliage with dark green leaves. Pink Lace –    3', 0F. PJM hybrid rhododendrons. Mrs. Charles E. Pearson – 6', -5F. Sun tolerant and compact in growth habit, this plant sports large pink flowers that open from cherry-red buds. For hardiness: 'Formosa', also called 'Phoenicia', lavender, is hardy to Zone 6, -5° F. Brilliant – 2', 0F. [Return to List]. Wildlife Value: Flowers attract hummingbirds. Very fragrant. Odoratum – 4', -15F. Christmas Cheer – 4', -10F. Low plant. Some types of rhododendrons that lose their leaves in winter are commonly called azaleas. The foliage is large, leek green and on sturdy stems that are well able to hold up the huge trusses. Bright green, leathery leaves on a medium sized, rounded rhododendron. Stewartstonian –  Early, -20F, Medium. They include the following: Ramapo –  2', -25F. 'Ramapo' is a good dwarf rhododendron. Disca 5', -15F. Dense shade and poor air circulation can also be deadly to Rhododendrons. It produces an abundance of snowy white flowers and has fuzzy green leaves. [Return to List]. Evergreen flowering rhododendron shrubs thrive in … Apple-green, somewhat shiny foliage. Mrs. G. G. Gerbing –    3', +10F. Broad, bushy plant. Here is hardiness, good flower and large foliage, all in one hybrid. Rhododendron kiusianum – 3', +5F, the Kyushu azalea, is a low-growing Japanese species, only 18 inches high. Red Eye – 6', -10F. Plenty of leathery leaves enable the plant to grow well in full sun and moderate heat. This attribute, coupled with sun tolerance and red winter foliage, makes 'Hino Crimson' an excellent all around choice. This is your ultimate dwarf Azalea, reaching no more than 12" in height and 2 feet in the width after 10+ years. It is also tolerant of sun and swampy conditions. Sun and heat tolerant. Daphnoides – 4', -15F. Blushing pink blooms that hummingbirds find irresistible. habit and recurved leaves. [Return to List]. It has good heat tolerance. Hardy to +5F. Aunt Martha – 5', -10F. It grows many erect red stems lined with glossy round leaves. [Return to List], George Lindley Taber –    5', -5F. to pink, ruffled blooms with a dense habit and The bright rose flowers, with a deeper throat, have brownish spotting. [Return to List]. Do not cultivate around the shallow roots of rhododendrons and azaleas, but pinch off their faded flowers to improve bloom the following year. augustinii – 6', 0F. A. Bedford –  6', -5F. This is a compact shrub with white flowers with reddish flecks. Does well in sunny locations. Blue Diamond – 3', -5F. The plant is dense and well clothed in leathery leaves that are a rich, matte green in summer. A very romantic plant for cottage gardens anywhere. Most Rhododendrons will tolerate a more open site if sheltered from cold, dry winds. Pronunciation: rho-do-DEN-dron. azaleas were imported from Kurume, Japan, to the Arnold Arboretum in Boston in the early 1900s and soon made their way into the nursery trade. [Return to List]. Late blooming. FRAGRANT. Grows to 4' tall by 6' wide in 10 years. All rhododendrons thrive in a cool, moist, acid soil. It covers itself with luscious light pink flowers from top to bottom. Rhododendron schlippenbachii – 4', -20F, the royal azalea, is a deciduous species, also of Japanese origin. Evergreen dwarf shrubs, Kurume azaleas were discovered in Japan more than 300 years ago. When you are planting rhododendrons in zone 5, partial shade is fine, and full shade is also possible. It is commonly used for ornamental pruning, grows 6 feet high and 4 to 6 feet wide. It will grow in the southeastern United States. The medium sized leaves, that range in color from dull dark green to a lovely bronzy red, are oblong or lance shaped. June blooming tropical orange flowers are bright in the early summer sun. Its pink star-shaped flowers bloom in loose clusters in mid-spring and have a delicate fragrance. The deep red-purple flowers have a distinct "black eye" on the upper lobe. These plants were trialed in the New Orleans area for several years. A newer group of azaleas is called the Maid in the Shade collection. Orchid-lilac flowers are nicely accented by the moss green foliage. Kaempferi Azaleas have an upright form that grows 4 to 10 feet tall, and 5 to 6 feet wide. They frequently are poor bloomers in the shade. 'Red River' is hardy to -20°F. Gomer Waterer – 6', -15F. Requires some shade. [Return to List], Rhododendron impeditum – 1', -15F. A must have! In tropical climates, the best rhododendrons are the Vireya, a type which is native to the tropical regions of Southeast Asia. Chapmanii Wonder –  4-5', -15F, E-EM. Hallelujah – 4', -15F. Some varieties of azalea (such as alpine azaleas ) actually prefer little to no shade however they only grow well in cold northern climates that experience weak sun and these tend to be the exception. [Return to List]. One of the best dwarf rhododendrons, this species has a tight compact habit with attractive silver-gray foliage. Broadleaf evergreen shrub, dwarf, 2 ft (0.6 m), taller in the shade. Fairly early in the flowering season, R. racemosum will appear as a bundle of clear pink plumes. Broad, bushy plant. Its fragrant white flowers, 1 to 3 inches wide, often bloom in pairs and may be stained with green, lilac or pink at the base, depending on the variety. Rhododendrons require the proper mix of sun and shade, but acid soil is also a must for plants of this genus. For heat and sun tolerance this is extremely good and fairly good for cold hardiness. Ramapo is a common azalea or dwarf rhododendron often seen planted in masses. Beautiful flowers of deep crimson with black marking. With long, narrow leaves and the fragrant, light pink trusses, this plant is a popular cold hardy hybrid from the eastern U.S. A sun tolerant selection. Requires well-drained, acidic soils. Very deep yellow flowers are held on an upright growing plant. This rhododendron is very hardy. Sun and heat tolerant. [Return to Top]. Southgate™ Radiance, 'Tyler Morris': 'Royal Purple' x R. hyperythrum - It has deep lavender buds that open to light purple and has a medium-dense habit. [Return to List]. Alena – 5', +10F. It forms a perfect mound of pink. form a strategic partnership called N.C. The smooth leaves, small, long, and dark green, have densely scaled undersides. Its funnel shaped flowers with ruffled edges are pale mauve to lavender-blue with a distinctive dark blotch. The Encore®Azalea group has grown to 31 varieties, and 16 of those stunning selections are classified as dwarf. The glossy green foliage of summer becomes mahogany-colored in winter. Leaves are matte green, and the plant's constitution is tough and very hardy. There will be a slight blush on new flowers. It has red buds, opening to rose pink flowers, with red flecks in the throat and a white circle in the throat that slowly grows larger each day. Ho-Oden –  Blooms in early mid-season. For a list of hybrid rhododendrons good for sun and heat visit Hybrid Rhododendrons for Sun and Heat. The mass of slender, dark green leaves do well in a sunny spot. Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: No. Lisa's Gold – 5', -15F. Kurume Dark red flowers in a ball-shaped cluster. From chapmanii, it inherited heat and sun tolerance and from keiskei, cold hardiness and an interesting color. Densely branched, it is covered with flower buds that are hardy to -30F and open bright red. Dr. Thornton started this breeding effort in the early 1970s. [Return to List]. [Return to List]. Besides being touted as heat-tolerant, they are being labeled as being hardy to -10F and for Zones 6 through 9. Exact date of discovery for R. flammeum is not known, but plants of this species were first described by Aiton at Kew Gardens in 1789 and were probably sent there by William Bartram prior to that date. Leaves are often wider and can be partly deciduous. [Return to List]. Prefer moist, humus-laden, acidic soil but seem to do equally well in shade or sun. Requires some shade. Anah Kruschke – 6', -15F. The growth habit is somewhat open but round on this fine plant. The group of evergreen azaleas that does best in shade is the R. obtusum series including the Kurume Azaleas. 10 Varieties of Rhododendrons to Try in Your Yard (+ Growing Tips) Looking for an evergreen shrub that loves the shade, bears large flowers, is low maintenance and will last for decades? On the other hand, if shade is too dense, it can cause fewer blooms and spindly growth. Flowers range in color from lilac to rose with green or brown markings in the throat. Undersides are scaled with brown spots, petioles reddish-brown. Rose Elf –  18", +5F. •• Providing Information about the Genus Rhododendron since 1996, Home - Henning's Rhododendron & Azalea Pages, ARSStore.org - All purchases benefit the ARS, First 50 Years of Hybrids and Hybridizers, Index for Henning's Rhododendron & Azalea Pages, Index to Rhododendron and Azalea Species Photos and Descriptions, Index to Hybrid Rhododendron and Azalea Photos and Descriptions, Index to Pennsylvania Rhododendron and Azalea Photos and Descriptions, The Other Rhododendron Groups: Choniastrum, Ledum, and Therorhodion, Steve's Photos of Rhododendron & Azalea Species, Steve's Photos of Rhododendron & Azalea Hybrids, Hirsutum Website of Rhododendron Photos and Information. Blooms in early mid-season.. A sister seedling of 'Red Eye', this rugged plant stands sun well and blooms young. It produces an abundance of snowy white flowers and has fuzzy green leaves. group are smaller, growing to a height of 3 to 5 feet tall. Heat tolerant. Noted for its tolerance of full sun, this reliable azalea displays a profusion of scarlet-orange flowers. A healthy plant in the right place with proper maintenance should have few problems. The flowers are beautiful, soft peach-pink. It can tolerate full sun in certain areas, although windy sites should be avoided. PJM is cold hardy and tolerant of heat and sun. Lady Lilac –  Blooms in early mid-season. An old favorite that is still one of the best for a strong growing, background plant. A lepidote with glossy apple green foliage and large pink, somewhat bell-shaped early flowers. July 6, 2020. Grows in sun or shade. 'Disca' is also a late bloomer (June). When you need structure for a tight space or a container, this handsome dwarf conifer is the perfect option for smaller gardens. Others will become infested with lace bugs if raised in full sun. For heat and sun tolerance this is extremely good and fairly good for cold hardiness. In mid-spring it is covered with 3-inch clusters of rose-pink flowers. Most hybrids win something only when they are new, never to be heard from again! It is 3 to 6 feet high with a naturally rounded shape and dark green leaves 3 inches long. 'Sonata' has tubular shaped, orange-red flowers edged in red. Plants prone to root rot stay healthier in areas where the soil is cooler and has good drainage. has been hybridizing for heat tolerance extensively using the species hyperythrum. In 1971 they began hybridizing Exbury azaleas with southern native species to create heat tolerant, large flowered, fragrant deciduous azaleas. group are smaller, growing to a height of 3 to 5 feet tall. A sunny location has proven to be best. Jean Marie de Montague – 5', -5F. Red Eye –  5', -10F. However, the most important thing, whether we are talking about an Azalea or a Rhododendron, is that both types of plants are very showy shade garden plants. Best grown in light shade where the foliage develops to near perfection. Encore® azaleas need full sun in order to rebloom properly. Hardy, vigorous, densely foliated and heavy blooming plant. The plant retains its leaves for 3 to 4 years. A few Rhododendron varieties such as Caroline', 'Scintillation', Yakushimanum hybrids, 'Hong Kong and the hardy varieties from Finland must have some shade in midday or the foliage will yellow or even burn –  especially during a hot summer. It is a spicy scented hybrid with great foliage. They began their hybridizing program in 1969 to develop evergreen azaleas with "large flower size, early bloom time, improved bud hardiness, compact habit, and array of flower forms, and rich colors". A robust plant with an upright habit, it can be an open grower, but pinching will help and its habit gets better with age. [Return to List], Dr. John Thornton of Franklinton, LA, has released a collection of his hybrids of R. hyperythrum with popular hardy East Coast hybrid rhododendrons. A site with filtered light is best for ´Bow Bells´. Black Eye – 5', -10F. 'Red Eye' is a misnomer because the "eye" isn't always red. Has a tall upright plant. Mrs. Charles E. Pearson – 6', -5F. The leaves are 3 inches long and drop in the fall. Very sun tolerant. Most evergreen azaleas do best in partial shade, but not heavy shade. Zone 5 rhododendrons are also particular about soil. Its foliage looks like it was sprinkled with silver. One of the few yellow rhododendrons that will do well in sunny locations. All varieties need full sun. A deep yellow that blooms in June. The flowers are rose-red in a large, tight truss. Sonata – 3', 0F. It even blooms well in deep shade. Rhododendrons are shrubs with showy flowers in spring, usually in shade of white, pink, purple and red. Aromatic when crushed. Flowers are snow white in ball shaped trusses. Few plants have foliage as green. R. hyperythrum – 3', -10F. Duc de Rohan –  3', +10F. Form is rounded and the foliage is leathery and dark green until fall when it turns almost purplish. May blooming. Then look no further than the hardy rhododendron. Its leaves are deciduous when the plant is young but evergreen in maturity, remaining on the plant all winter, though often changing color. Just as attractive as the flowers is the glossy dark green foliage, that is held for three years on a vigorous, but compact, plant. This strong grower forms huge flower buds early in the fall. Flowers are light pink with brown spots. Bright crimson flowers unfold in April, and holding their color well. Nova Zembla –  5', -25F. Sun exposure and cold are well tolerated. Since then, azalea breeders have developed many cultivars, such as "Blaauw's Pink" (Rhododendron "Blaauw's Pink"), which grows in USDA zones 6 through 9, and "Hino-crimson" (Rhododendron "Hino-crimson"), which is hardy in USDA zones 5 through 8. This hybrid group was developed from a large collection of Belgian Indian hybrids in the Southeastern US around 1870. Southgate™ Breezy, 'Breezy': 'Janet Blair' x A dwarf evergreen azaleodendron from Holland. Flame Creeper –  Late, -10F, Dwarf. It needs shade from hot sun. It grows to a height of 4' and width of 5'. Pale yellow flowers, named as a tribute from George Beasley to his wife Mary. Lavender Girl – 5', -15F. Cold and heat tolerant and sun and shade tolerant. For hardiness: 'Blaauw's Pink' salmon pink is hardy to Zone 6, -5° F. For locations with more shade, it is best to stick with rhododendrons that are known to tolerate more shade. Hardy to +5F. Blooms in mid-season. 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