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Arneson Gem Azalea

Brighten up the shade garden

  • Great choice for a container garden
  • Hardy and resistant to Verticillium wilt
  • Strong attractor for pollinators and butterflies
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 24 - 36 inches
  • Zone: 4-8
  • Flowering Date: Mid to late spring
  • Ship As: 4" POT
75309-Arneson Gem Azalea

1 per pack $24.99

We ship this item in Fall

Arneson Gem Azalea

This gem only grows to a mature height of 2-3', compact enough to be the thriller in a "spiller-filler-thriller" container garden. This is also a fantastic border plant for really brightening up a shade or woodland garden. The clusters of fragrant, vivid blooms make strong pollinator and butterfly attractors. The plant is a strong, vigorous performer that's hardy through zone 4—which is too cold for the average azalea. It's resistant to Verticillium wilt, a disease that commonly affects azaleas. Named for its hybridizers, Ivan and Robertha Arneson, who were renowned for their work in azalea breeding. Rhododendron 'Arneson Gem'
Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameRhododendron 'Arneson Gem'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread36 - 48 inches
  • Spacing36 - 48 inches
  • Hardiness Zone4-8
  • Flowering DateMid to late spring
  • Planting InstructionsPlant at the same soil level as it is in its pot. Avoid windy areas and south facing walls where reflective heat and light could be too intense and damaging.
  • Winter CareShallow fibrous root system should be mulched for each winter season.
  • Flower Color:orange
  • Flower Form1 1 /2" flowers appear in trusses of up to 12.
  • Foliage TypeDark green foliage in summer followed by variable red fall color. Deciduous in winter.
  • Soil RequirementWell-drained, humus enriched soil 4.0 to 5.5 pH.
  • Watering RequirementWater to maintain evenly moist soil, usually weekly
  • PruningPrune to shape and remove dead wood as necessary. After flowering and before new flower buds form in mid summer.
  • Shipped4" POT
  • Height/Habit24 - 36 inches
  • Growth RateModerate
Shipping Information
When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Bulbs, Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 9/9/19 - 11/1/19
5B 9/9/19 - 11/1/19
5A 9/9/19 - 11/1/19
6A & 6B 9/9/19 - 11/1/19
7A 9/9/19 - 11/15/19
7B 9/9/19 - 11/15/19
8A & 8B 9/9/19 - 11/15/19
9A-10B 9/9/19 - 11/15/19
Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/28/19
Zones 7-10: 11/11/19

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