Azalea 'Renee Michelle' (Girard hybrid)

Azalea 'Renee Michelle' (Girard hybrid)

Azalea 'Girard Renee Michelle'

Azalea

Categories: Shrub

Brilliant glowing pink flowers in spring.  Excellent evergreen shrub with a dense growth habit. Glossy, dark green foliage turns a dark burgundy color in winter.  This azalea is valued for its adaptability to colder climates. Outstanding foundation plant or as a medium height hedge. 


We offer Renee Michelle 18" to 24" in a 5 gallon container.


More About Azalea 'Girard Renee Michelle'

  • Showy bright flowers.
  • Easy to grow, dense growth habit.
  • Good color interest all season long.
  • Dark burgundy color in winter.

Interesting Notes:

The Girard azalea offers excellent, large flowers and evergreen foliage. Developed for colder climates by Girard Nurseries, Geneva, OH.  An excellent choice for the northern gardens to zone 5.


Azalea Growing and Maintenance Tips

Fertilize in the spring with a food for acid loving plants.   For a formal sheared hedge planting 2 to 3 feet apart is recommended.  When a natural hedge is prefered space 3 to 4 feet apart.  Click on the "About Us" tab to find planting instructions.


Height:

3-4 Feet

Spread:

3-4 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-8

Azalea 'Girard Renee Michelle' Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Soil Moisture

  • Average Water

Attributes

  • Naturalizing
  • Border or Bed
  • Focal Point
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen
  • Mass Planting
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Evergreen

Habit

  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Winter

Genus Overview: Azalea

Common Name: Azalea

The Azalea is among the showiest of all shrubs when in flower. Being evergreen to semi-evergreen it gives your garden a well finished appearance even in winter. The azalea is a member of the rhododendron family and requires basically the same care as the rhododendron. They begin blooming from mid-March to early May and are prized for their vibrant colors and fine textured foliage. Azaleas can be planted in full sun or partial shade; however, it is best not to plant them where temperatures get too hot. This versatile shrub can be used in many aspects of the landscape. All require slightly acid loamy soil with adequate drainage. When planting be sure to plant 1/2” above the ground level, amend the soil only when necessary and mulched to help retain water and insure their survival. Growth habit varies from 2’ to 8’ with equal spread depending on the variety.