George L. Taber Azalea
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George L. Taber Azalea

George L. Taber Azalea

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Rhododendron x 'George L. Taber'


A beautiful evergreen shrub with showy, variegated white and light orchid blossom masses in spring.  Grows well as a hedge, screen or in mass plantings under large trees. The George L. Taber Azalea thrives in filtered sun or shade.  It is a fast grower which enables us to offer a 7 gallon option which is 2.5 to 3 feet when planted.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 6'
Mature Width: 8'
Flower Season: Spring
Sun: Full Shade
Hardiness Zone: 7 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1

Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Azalea, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, or Camellia as they all prefer fall planting with less watering than you might think. In NC our soil is clay so we prefer to use pine bark soil conditioner when planting these varities.