Masses of elegant white flowers cover Delaware Valley azalea in April to May, creating a stunning and elegant show. And when the flowers have completed their show for the year, the foliage takes over. Dark green leaves take on a slight bronze hue during the fall and stay on through the winter, maintaining form and presence when other plants freeze back. This compact variety is ideal for creating low hedges or using in mass plantings in shady gardens. If you live in a warmer climate, plan to give it more dappled shade (particularly in the afternoon), while cooler areas can give it more sun to ensure healthy growth. Azaleas need moist and enriched soil but be sure it’s also well-drained to avoid rotting. When they’re done blooming in the spring, it’s time to give them a bit of a pruning and fertilizing to make sure next year’s bloom is just as strong.
Features & Benefits
- Pure white blooms in mid-to-late spring
- Evergreen leaves for year-round interest
- Butterfly and hummingbird magnet
- Versatile compact size makes it perfect for smaller gardens
- Use as a low hedge or mass planting in cottage, Asian/Zen, or woodland garden
- Poisonous to pets and humans
Care & Space
- Plant in part sun to part shade or dappled shade
- Plant Height: 3–4’
- Plant Width: 3–4’
- Growth Habit: Round and mounding
- Plant in moist, well-drained soil. Plan to water more deeply during the first growing season, then keep soil evenly moist in following seasons.
- Prune and fertilize after bloom has completed in the spring.
- USDA Zones: 6–9