Versatile, Gorgeous, Big George L. Taber Azalea
- Larger Size Azalea
- Grow a Living Wall of Gorgeous Light Orchid and White Blooms
- Hugely Prolific, Reblooming Variety
- Use as a Gorgeous Hedge, Screen or Mass Planting
- Beautiful Evergreen Shrub
- Hummingbird and Butterfly Favorite
The George L. Taber Azalea (Azalea x ‘George L. Taber’) is the epitome of color, elegance, and style in a large, robust shrub that is perfect for creating a delightful garden experience.
This impressive plant produces a magnificent display of flowers that will leave everyone in awe. The lavish show is so mesmerizing that it can stop traffic on your street!
The impact of the blooms is nothing short of amazing, and you can enjoy the masses of showy, single blooms twice a year. The light and bright, multi-colored flowers cover the plant from top to bottom in early spring. As the weather cools, a happy George L. Taber will produce a second, smaller flush of blooms in the fall.
Each bloom is nearly white with a pale orchid-lavender overcast. The throat showcases a deeper magenta tone with a rosy-pink splotch. From a distance, the ombre colorway reads as a sophisticated pink and white variegation that is truly remarkable.
The outstanding color contrasts beautifully against the dark foliage of long, leathery evergreen Azalea leaves. The leaves remain green all through the growing season and beyond, coming to a cute point at the tip.
This lovely variety can grow quite large, which makes it a very useful landscaping plant. You can use it as a marvelous flowering hedge by planting several in a row.
One of the unique features of the George L. Taber Southern Indica Azalea is its wider growing range than others. Its larger size, exquisite coloration, and slightly better tolerance to cold make this choice a big winner.
The George L. Taber Azalea is so versatile and robust that it can become a standout in your landscape. You can order yours from the expert growers at Garden Center Point this year and have designer-quality plant material arrive right at your doorstep.
How to Use George L. Taber Azalea in the Landscape
Transform your garden space with the stunning George L. Taber Azalea (Azalea x ‘George L. Taber’)! This impressive shrub boasts vibrant, multi-colored flowers that are sure to stop passersby in their tracks.
These showy, single blooms bloom twice a year, with a larger flush in early spring and a smaller one in fall. The blooms feature a nearly white color with a pale orchid-lavender overcast, a deeper magenta tone in the throat, and a rosy-pink splotch. From a distance, the ombre colorway appears as a sophisticated pink and white variegation.
The plant’s dark foliage provides an exquisite contrast to the vibrant blooms. With long, leathery evergreen Azalea leaves that remain green throughout the growing season, the plant is a sight to behold.
At Garden Center Point, we offer George L. Taber Azaleas in a larger size that makes them perfect for foundation plantings, hedges, or to add privacy to your garden space. You can use them as a stunning specimen plant, planted singly or in pairs at the corners of your house.
If you are looking for privacy, plant these non-aggressive root shrubs three feet apart to create a solid screen. These shrubs can also be used as a barrier between you and your neighbor’s unattractive view. You can also create a personal retreat in your backyard with George L. Taber Azaleas by planting them to create living, flowering walls of your special garden room.
Get your George L. Taber Azaleas from Garden Center Point, and you’ll have designer-quality plant material delivered right to your doorstep. Get ready to transform your outdoor space into a relaxing haven with the stunning George L. Taber Azaleas.
Tips for Care
For an eye-catching addition to your garden, George L. Taber Azalea is a fantastic choice. These plants will thrive in full sun, but they will benefit from a bit of shade in the afternoon when temperatures peak. You can try planting them on the east side of your property or near larger evergreen trees.
It’s important to note that azaleas prefer moist, acidic, and well-drained soil. If you have heavy clay soil that holds water, consider creating an 18-inch raised planting bed to improve drainage. You can mix native soil with a few small handfuls of peat moss and pine needle soil conditioner for the best results.
It’s better to plant azaleas too high than too low. When planting, leave a few inches of the root ball exposed above the ground to help mound them up. After planting, carefully cover the root system with a thick layer of pine mulch, making sure to keep the mulch a few inches away from the main stems.
Water your plants moderately and on a regular basis, making sure to keep the ground moist. The mulch layer will also help to maintain soil moisture, so plan to reapply it each year. Remember to keep your plantings weed-free, as George L. Taber’s shallow roots can’t tolerate competition. We recommend creating a mulched planting bed to make it easier for you to maintain.
Ensure that your plants have plenty of air circulation. Don’t plant them too close to buildings or in tight corners, as good airflow around each plant helps to dry the foliage and prevent disease.
To provide optimal nourishment, apply a good organic slow-release fertilizer in early spring according to the product directions. Look for a formula designed specifically for acid-loving plants.
Finally, it’s best to prune George L. Taber Azalea only after the first flush of spring flowers has passed. It’s recommended that you maintain a natural-looking plant rather than tightly clipping it into a hedge.