Mrs. G. G. Gerbing Azalea

Azalea indica 'Mrs. G. G. Gerbing'

This time honored variety is the standard for white Satsuki azaleas. Blooms early and abundantly in medium, single pure white flowers. Dense foliage on dense spreading shrub produces a versatile landscape candidate. Ideal for urban landscapes. A natural in Asian-inspired gardens.
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Keep soil moist but not soggy.

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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh IN-dih-kuh
LoreLarge Southern Indica azaleas distinguish most of the great old gardens of the South including historic plantation homes.
Average Size at MaturityMounding form to 6 to 8 ft. tall and 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasExceptional early spring color for beds, borders and foundation planting. Add to perimeter plantings. A natural large tree groves and the verges of wildlands or naturalistic landscapes. A traditional choice for Asian inspired gardens. Bold color for reflecting pools and water gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseMass Planting, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFiltered sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureGift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist but not soggy.
Companion PlantsBounce a white azalea off stronger colors with Formosa Azalea, (Azalea indica 'Formosa'), Carter's Sunburst Camellia, (Camellia japonica 'Carter's Sunburst'), Penny Mac Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Penny Mac') and Burgundy Lace Painted Fern, (Athyrium niponicum 'Burgundy Lace').

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: 7-9

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