We grow, sell, and ship the best azaleas and camellias in
the USA, found via our website. We ship
quickly via USPS Priority mail.
ASIATIC AZALEAS--- -Large growing
shrub-type azalea from 6-8 feet with purple to lavender blooms. Asiatic azaleas
in general come in several different genetic sizes and we rate them: dwarf
1-3’, intermediate up to 3-6’, large from 6-8’, and extra large from 6’ to no
limit. All are pretty much spring blooming although in the south where the
fall weather is lengthy them may bud up and bloom then also, but if they bloom
twice then this limits the number of blooms that appear in both seasons to a
certain extent. Azaleas are considered to be evergreen shrub-type plants, which
have a cold hardiness in the USDA Zone 8-9 with some as low as 7b and some more
tropical needing more warmth to do well without freezing back. Azaleas can
exist in partial to full sunlight, but thrive with more than less sunlight.
They do better if mounded to the extent that they need water, but do better
with good drainage. Landscape uses: Border, Container, Privacy Screen, Seacoast
AROMI HYBRID FROM DECIDUOUS
Aromi azalea hybrids were created in Mobile, Alabama by Dr. Gene Aromi, a
retired education professor at the University of Southern Alabama, and his wife
Jane, a retired elementary school teacher. As documented in the Summer 2003
issue (25:2) of The Azalean, they began their hybridizing program in 1969 to develop
evergreen azaleas with "large flower size, early bloom time, improved bud
hardiness, compact habit, and array of flower forms, and rich colors".
They have named 31 evergreen azalea hybrids, described on our Aromi evergreen page.
they began hybridizing Exbury azaleas with southern native species to create
heat tolerant, large flowered, fragrant deciduous azaleas. Over 100 of these
deciduous hybrids are named, and 8 of them are registered (shown in the list
with an ® after the name).
numbered the first selection from the first cross A-1, the first selection from
the second cross B-1, and so on. Thus, for example, AAY-3 is the third
selection from the 26+(26*26)+25 = 727th cross.
DODD CONFEDERATE SERIES NATIVE AZALEAS
Series of Native Azaleas were selected from a cross of Rhododendron austrinum
and Rhododendron x 'Hotspur Yellow'. This cross was made by Bob Schwindt at
Dodd & Dodd Nurseries in Semmes AL, the seed were planted by Tom Dodd Sr.
and Tom III made the evaluations and named them per Mr. Schwindt's request. The
Exbury Azaleas couldn't take the heat of the deep south. The R. austrinum blood
gives them the heat tolerance and vigor that we need here. Below is a list with
the colors, etc. Most of them are difficult to propagate and grow, but do well
once they are planted in semi-shade with good drainage.
Marie (Variegated Gerbing)
G. G. Gerbing
Plants are shipped out on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and
sometimes on Saturdays....Most plants will be sent bare root wrapped in
wet sphagnum moss and a plastic bag wrapped in tape for security, and sent via
USPS Priority Mail. When plants arrive be sure and soak in water overnight and
then plant. I take great care in
wrapping plants to assure they arrive safely, but sometimes the Post Office
gets careless and damages the package(See “Damage” under shipping) I only ship plants to lower 48 states,
Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Protectorates, and APO/FPO address no international
shipping at this time, but am working on same on a country by country basis, so
email me with any requests! If there are any certificates or special shipping
costs above and beyond what normally occurs in my regular shipping to the lower
48 states...buyer is responsible to tell me and pay any additional costs
incurred. Please immediately email or
call me upon arrival of shipment, for any problems that you think might have
occurred. John Talbott