When only pure white elegance will do, Azalea H.H. Hume is the answer. This stunning spring bloomer will take a bit of morning sun but will really brighten up those dappled shade parts of the garden with its bright white petals. Nicely balanced with equal height and width, H.H. Hume creates an unforgettable hedge, screen, or accent plant—after the white blooms have finished their show, the evergreen leaves provide full coverage for the remainder of the year. As with all azaleas, it prefers varying light conditions. Plant it in morning sun/afternoon shade or full dappled shade for the best leaf and flower development. Expect to stay on top of deep and regular watering during the first year as it settles in, then plan to keep the soil evenly moist. The crisp color of this shrub lends itself well to nearly any type of garden, from traditional and cottage to woodland, Zen, and modern.
Features & Benefits
- Striking 2” pure white blooms with subtle yellow throat
- Springtime bloom
- Evergreen foliage for year-round interest
- Ideal for mass planting in borders or as a hedge in cottage, Asian/Zen, and woodland gardens
- Attracts bees and hummingbirds
- Poisonous to pets and humans
Care & Space
- Plant in part sun to part shade.
- Plant Height: 4–6’
- Plant Width: 4–5’
- Growth Habit: Upright growth with spreading habit
- Prefers well-drained soil with even moisture; water deeply during the first growing season, then keep soil evenly moist after established.
- Prune and fertilize after bloom has completed in the spring.
- USDA Zones: 7–9