The Delaware Valley White Azalea in an evergreen shrub with glossy young leaves. While the hybridization is somewhat unknown, some say this cultivar is a Glenn Dale Hybrid.
It is a mid season bloomer with white, trumpet-shaped flowers. Each 2-4″ flower has 10 stamens! The velvety soft blooms will pop from its deep green foliage into Summer adding a lightly perfumed scent in the air. The showy Spring entrance arrives on time each and every year. In the Fall, the evergreen provides golden foliage. Azaleas prefer to grow in acidic soil in a partial shade environment. A shallow, non aggressive root system makes them a great foundation planting choice. This fairly shallow root system however, also requires that Azaleas be given regular waterings – equivalent to about 1″ of rainfall each week throughout the growing season. Poor drainage, however, leads to root rot. Fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall
This is the most recognized of all white Azaleas are often planted along sidewalks, as screens or fences because they grow over 3-4′ tall. They also can be added as an understory planting below the shady canopies of our pines. These evergreen shrubs can spread from 3-5 feet wide.
If pruning is needed, do so right after the flowers are spent.