• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Spring Flowers
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:az-ZAY-lee-uh
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Silver-blue
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Companion PlantsViburnum (Viburnum); Astilbe (Astilbe); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Dogwood (Cornus); Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in humus-rich, acidic, well-drained soils. Shelter from harsh sun exposures in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Keep roots cool with a layer of mulch. Prune to shape and apply an acid fertilizer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    A polyploid form (doubled chromosomes) of 'Snowbird,' considered by many to be the most fragrant deciduous azalea. It retains all the good qualities, but has larger, pure white flowers, more substantial leaves and thicker branches. It has the same beautiful glaucous (blue) foliage and is also extremely fragrant. Found at North Carolina's Biltmore Estate