George L. Taber Azalea
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George L. Taber Azalea

George L. Taber Azalea

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

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.

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

It is true that I seem to notice this one when I'm driving around in the spring, its eye catching. I think it's because the flowers are bigger and the plant grows a bit bigger than most Azaleas. I usually plant these under a canopy of trees where they have room to spread. A great companion is sunglow azalea.

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.