Azalea 'Kaempo Pink', Shrub

Azalea Picks for Blooms, Foliage and Height

Spring is here, and that means the azaleas are in bloom! With so many varieties to choose from, selecting the correct variety for your garden can be a challenge. In this video, Merrifield Plant Specialist Joel Cooke highlights his picks for a number of desirable traits, such as flower and foliage color, bloom time, and height.

Featured Azaleas

  • Joseph Hill: A low growing, late blooming variety that can be used more as a groundcover
  • Coral Bells: The earliest blooming variety of azalea Christy Lynn: Distinctive variegated foliage
  • Stewartstonian – Large growing with a red flower and purplish red foliage in the winter
  • Girard’s Rose – Large leaves with good foliage retention and color through the winter
  • Encore Azalea and Bloomathon: Repeat bloomers that bloom in spring, sporadically through the summer and in fall