Azalea 'Christina' (Girard hybrid)

Azalea 'Christina' (Girard hybrid)

Azalea 'Girard Christina'

Azalea

Categories: Shrub

Double rose-red blooms cover the shrub in a profusion of color in late spring. Dense, broadly rounded evergreen shrub with large, glossy green foliage.   The leaves take on a Mahogany color in the fall and winter. An excellent choice for a showy border or accent planting. Makes a great companion plant for Japanese Maples.


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


More About Azalea 'Girard Christina'

  • Bright showy flowers.
  • Upright habit, maintenance free.
  • Nice bronze to Mahogany color in the fall and winter.
  • Single specimen, foundation or short border hedge.

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 after blooming with a food for acid loving plants.   For a formal sheared hedge planting 3 feet apart is recommended.  When a natural hedge is prefered space 3 to 5 feet apart.  Click on the "About Us" tab to find planting instructions.


Height:

3-4 Feet

Spread:

4-5 Feet

Spacing:

3-5 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-8

Azalea 'Girard Christina' Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Soil Moisture

  • Average Water

Attributes

  • Naturalizing
  • Mass Planting
  • Border or Bed
  • Evergreen
  • Low Maintenance

Habit

  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Winter
  • Spring Bloomer

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.