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L. J. Bobbink Azalea

Azalea x 'L. J. Bobbink' (Rutherfordiana hybrid)

Produces masses of showy blooms, white with pinkish-lavender blush. Beautiful spreading evergreen, premier shrub for use as hedge, screen or massed planting for impressive color display.
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Full sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh
LoreWhile azalea is uses as a genus name, no genus exists. All azaleas are technically derived from species of genus Rhododendron, but the designation is the only means of separating them into manageable groups.
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis gorgeous azalea deserves a place of honor at the front entry of a home or in sheltered spots around outdoor living spaces. Makes the perfect courtyard plant for bold seasonal color. Spot into partially shaded beds and borders and use under existing tree canopies for early seasonal color. Perfectly suited to Asian inspired gardens and those for Japanese tea. A truly upscale beauty for a small home that needs strong performing structural shrubs.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Tropical
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureGift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsA beautiful azalea belongs with highbrow warm season performers such as Kaliedoscope Abelia, (Abelia grandiflora 'Kaliedoscope'), Sienna Sunrise Nandina, (Nandina domestica 'Monfar'), Orangee Flame Oregon Grape Holly, (Mahonia aquifolium 'Orangee Flame'), Penny Mack Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Penny Mac') and Australian Sword Fern, (Neprolepis obliterata).

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-9

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