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Evergreen Azaela Rhododendron 'Girard's Crimson'

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roh-do-DEN-dron
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
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Description

'Giard's Crimson' Azaela is a compact evergreen shrub with purple-red to crimson-red large showy flowers. Its parents are ( R. 'Boudoir' x R. 'Aladdin') x (R. 'Boudoir' x R. 'Corporal').

 

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#evergreen#showy flowers#specimen#small shrub#shade garden#winter interest#mass planting#shrub border#large flowers#woodland#late spring flowers#evergreen shrub#mid-spring flowers#small group plantings#compact habit#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
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#evergreen#showy flowers#specimen#small shrub#shade garden#winter interest#mass planting#shrub border#large flowers#woodland#late spring flowers#evergreen shrub#mid-spring flowers#small group plantings#compact habit#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rhododendron
    Family:
    Ericaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Rounded
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    3 feet-6 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    2 1/2" bright pink to crimson red funnel-shaped flowers with red dots appear mid to late spring.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Glossy dark green leaves have interesting copper red tones in the winter.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Small Space
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting (not in horses), diarrhea, weakness, cardiac failure
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Grayantoxin
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No