Evergreen Azaleas are a type of Rhododendron; they are usually small – under 2-3’. The main difference is botanical which I am not qualified to discuss but I think it has something to do with the number of flowers in a cluster.

Here are some Azaleas at Dawn Gardens. They are irrigated with 2 emitters each. In the summer I set a sprinkler over them for a few hours once a month (July and August). They do not have misters like the evergreen Rhododendrons (see May 25th post).

Rhododendron ‘Sherwood Red’

Rhododendron ‘Iveryana’

Rhododendron ‘Formosa’

Rhododendron ‘Hino Crimson’

Rhododendron ‘Sherwood Orchid’

Rhododendron ‘Southern Charm’

Rhododendron ‘Duc de Rohan’

Rhododendron ‘Pink Lace’

Rhododendron ‘Autumn Carnation’

Rhododendron ‘Happy Days’

Rhododendron ‘Salmon Bells’

Rhododendron ‘Coral Bells’

Rhododendron ‘Hino Orange’

Rhododendron ‘Ward’s Ruby’

Azaleas benefit from removing the old flowers (deadheading). They look better and bloom more the next year. Before and after.

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