Snow Azalea (Rhododendron kurume x ‘Snow’)

Snow Azalea

Introducing the Snow Azalea (Rhododendron kurume x ‘Snow’) which is a Kurume hybrid broad-leaved evergreen shrub with pure white semi-double flowers! Creating drifts of snow in spring! The Snow Azalea brightens the dappled shade garden and understory while attracting Hummingbirds and butterflies while supplying vital nectar for honeybees and other pollinators!

With a lovely spreading and mounding growth habit, these shrubs are densely packed with small leathery leaves in handsome deep green! The foliage is the perfect backdrop for the drifts of trumpet-shaped blossoms that abundantly smother these shrubs! With vigorous growth, these are wonderful woodlands edge flowering ornamentals!

Snow Azalea bushes are heat and humidity-tolerant throughout USDA hardiness zones 6 to 9, and brighten your landscape with year-round broad-leaved evergreen foliage! These flowering shrubs grow to about 3-5 feet in height and width, filling out densely with persistent year-round foliage.

Planting and Application:

Perfect radiant white blooms for Moon Garden then highlighting other flowers as a verdant green backdrop for the rest of the year! Plant Snow Azaleas anywhere you would like a partial shade-loving, broad-leaved evergreen shrub smothered in early spring white blooms!

A great size for year-round foundation plantings or as corner-softening anchor plants, Snow Azaleas are perfect for screening and year-round privacy borders and low-property division! Line pathways and walkways, or intersperse among mixed flowering shrub borders that bloom at different times throughout the year, giving you a constant floral display all year long! Anchor a garden bed or use it to brighten your home’s foundation planting for maximum curb appeal!

  • Large Trusses of White Blooms & Pinkish Freckles
  • Vibrant Green Broad-Leaved Evergreen Foliage
  • Pollinator & Hummingbird-Friendly
  • Vigorous Mounding, Spreading Growth
  • Year-Round Accents, Backdrops, Hedges & Screening

Tips for Care:

These members of the Rhododendron family thrive in partial shade and love moist environments. Provide either dappled shade all day, or morning sun and afternoon shade for these plants. Plant in a highly enriched, slightly-acidic environment with moderately moist well-drained soil. Apply a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist pine bark mulch, extending out over the entire root system for the best moisture retention. This hybrid Azalea stays compact and tidy on its own, but if you do need to perform any pruning, do so immediately after flowering.

  • Partial Shade
  • Enriched, Slightly Acidic Soil Conditions
  • Regular Moisture Needs
  • Prune Immediately After Flowering
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds

Gorgeous drifts of white, the Snow Azalea fills your shade gardens with lush evergreen foliage and trusses of white blooms!

Snow Azalea (Rhododendron kurume x ‘Snow’) Details

Common name Snow Azalea
Botanical name Rhododendron kurume x 'Snow'
Plant type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Hardiness zone 6-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 3 - 5 ft.
Width 3 - 5 ft.
Sunlight Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color White