Azalea 'Stewartstonian' (Gable hybrid)

Azalea 'Stewartstonian' (Gable hybrid)

Azalea 'Stewartstonian'

Azalea

Categories: Shrub

Vivid single orange-red flowers put on a showy display on this dense, rounded evergreen in the spring. The dark green summer foliage becomes a wine red in the winter adding seasonal interest. Makes a classy hedge or specimen plant in any landscape. 

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


More About Azalea 'Stewartstonian'

  • Flashy clusters of small flowers.
  • Easy to grow, dense growth habit.
  • Good color interest all season long.
  • Wine red color in winter.

Interesting Notes:

Developed in Stewartstown, PA by Joseph Gable for its cold hardness and later flowering time.  Mr. Michael Dirr list this Azalea as Stewartstown in his 'Manual of Woody Landscape Plants'.


Azalea Growing and Maintenance Tips

Fertilize in the spring after blooming 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 4 to 5 feet apart.   Click on the "About Us" tab to find planting instructions.


Height:

5 Feet

Spread:

4 Feet

Spacing:

4-5 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-8

Azalea 'Stewartstonian' Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Soil Moisture

  • Average Water

Attributes

  • Specimen
  • Blooms all Season
  • Mass Planting
  • Naturalizing
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Evergreen

Habit

  • Upright
  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall
  • 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.