Everest Azalea flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 6 feet
Spread: 6 feet
Hardiness Zone: 6
Dense clusters of predominantly white blooms,with purple shades, cover this azalea in mid to late spring; a compact rounded shrub with attractive glossy leaves; needs highly acidic and organic soil that is well drained
Everest Azalea is covered in stunning clusters of lightly-scented white trumpet-shaped flowers with lilac purple overtones and a tan blotch at the ends of the branches from mid to late spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy narrow leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Everest Azalea is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Everest Azalea is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Everest Azalea will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
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